The statewide Safe Medication Return program launched November 21, 2020. You can now mail your expired or unwanted medications for free OR drop them off at a participating secure kiosk.
Washington state passed RCW 69.48 which established Washington’s Safe Medication Return program. Dropping off medication is FREE and is a safe way to dispose of prescription and non-prescription medicines.
To search for a drop off site near you, click this link.
Please do not flush medications down the toilet, or dispose of them in the trash. Here is a list of items you can include in this program:
- Prescription medications including controlled substances
- Non-prescription (over-the-counter medications)
- Pet medications
There are many items that are not accepted in a medicine take back program. These include:
- Herbal remedies
- Personal care products
- Pet pesticide products
- Exposed sharps
- Illicit drugs
- Medicines from businesses
For more information about this program managed by the Washington state Department of Health, Contact by email or call 360-236-4698.
If you need to dispose of your sharps, you can bring those to our landfills in a plastic container in a milk jug or liter pop bottle. (garbage rates apply). Yakima Police Department also has free sharps disposal locations next to their prescription drug take back box.