Washington State Drug Take-Back Program

Safe Medication Disposal

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
  • Vitamins
  • Supplements
  • Cosmetics
  • Personal care products
  • Aerosols
  • 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.

Sharps Disposal

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.