Upcoming medication take-back event

October 23, 2021, 10 am - 2 pm

If unable to attend, please click here for information about free year-round safe medication disposal options.

 

Twice yearly, free medication take-back events are held in Clark County. Citizens may drop off any unwanted medications free of charge and no questions asked. Let's work together to keep these substances out of the hands of children and away from our waterways. Events are a partnership of multiple Clark County agencies and the US DEA. All of the locations below, except Cowlitz Public Safety, will also be accepting vape pens and e-cigarettes without batteries (for battery disposal options, click here).

Drop off Locations:

PeaceHealth Southwest Urgent Care
33rd & Main (South Back Lot), Vancouver
YES Sharps & syringes
YES vape pens and e-cigarettes WITHOUT batteries

Kaiser Permanente - ORCHARDS
7101 NE 137th Ave, Vancouver
YES vape pens and e-cigarettes WITHOUT batteries
NO Sharps and syringes

Battle Ground Police Department
507 SW 1st Street, Battle Ground
YES vape pens and e-cigarettes WITHOUT batteries
NO Sharps and syringes

Washougal Silver Star Search and Rescue
1220 A Street, Washougal
YES vape pens and e-cigarettes WITHOUT batteries
NO Sharps and syringes

Cowlitz Indian Tribal Public Safety Department
31501 NW 31st Avenue, Ridgefield
(La Center exit I-5, south of the Ilani Casino)
NO Sharps and syringes
NO vape pens and e-cigarettes

You should keep the following in mind when transporting unwanted medications for disposal:

  • While it is perfectly acceptable to combine all pills into one resealable plastic bag, if you get pulled over it might be easier to explain if you keep them in the original container with the medication’s name visible.
  • Make sure the container is sealed and does not leak.
  • All patient information is removed or obscured.

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