On Saturday October 24, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., take unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medication for safe FREE disposal at four “Drive-Thru” Drug Take-Back Events in Southwest Washington. For everyone’s safety, participants will remain in vehicles and use a drive-thru process to dispose of unwanted and expired medications as well as vaping devices and e-cigarettes without batteries. All event sites will follow appropriate COVID-19 safety guidelines for social distancing, face coverings, sanitizing and disinfecting.

Drug Take Back Event locations:

  • *NEW SITE* Kaiser Permanente Orchards 7101 NE 137th Ave., Vancouver
  • PeaceHealth Southwest Urgent Care, 33rd & Main (South Back Lot), Vancouver
  • Battle Ground Police Department, 507 SW 1st St., Battle Ground
  • Washougal Silver Star Search & Rescue, 1220 A St., Washougal

Prescription and over-the counter medication

Prescription and over-the-counter medication including pills, liquids and inhalers will be accepted for disposal. Medications may remain in original containers and labels do not need to be removed. Medications not in original containers will also be accepted.

Vaping devices and e-cigarettes without batteries

Vaping devices and e-cigarettes without batteries will be accepted for free safe disposal at all four event sites. If batteries aren’t removable, check with electronic chain stores to ask if they accept these devices for proper disposal or contact your local Hazardous Material Transfer Stations to ask if they accept these devices and for additional guidance on proper disposal.

Sharps and syringes

Please note that sharps and syringes will ONLY be accepted for disposal at the PeaceHealth Southwest Urgent Care event site located at 33rd & Main (South Back Lot) in downtown Vancouver.

FREE Year-Round Medication Disposal locations

Did you know any day can be a drug take back day? Protect loved ones and keep medicine out of the wrong hands by properly disposing prescription medications at a drug take back event or at a year-round medication disposal location near you. To find free year-round medication disposal locations anywhere in Washington state go to TakeBackYourMeds.com or for more information about free year-round medication disposal locations in Clark and Skamania counties visit: www.preventcoalition.org/resources or call Clark County Public Health at (564) 397-7352.

Medicine take back events in Southwest Washington are funded in partnership with Washington State Health Care Authority through a State Opioid Response Grant. For more information, visit bit.ly/DrugTakeBack2020 or email Kelley Groen-Sieckmann at kelley.groen@esd112.org.