Safe Medication Return

Where to safely drop off your unwanted medicine in Washington

Use the search function below to find convenient locations with secure disposal drop-off locations or where you can obtain mail-back supplies. Call (844) 4-TAKE-BACK or (844) 482-5322 for more information or to order mail-back supplies.
Washington has indicated that the following items are accepted or not accepted at kiosk locations:

ACCEPTED: Medications in any dosage form, except for those identified as Not Accepted, in their original container or sealed bag.

NOT ACCEPTED: Herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, other personal care products, medical devices, batteries, mercury-containing thermometers, sharps, illicit drugs, pet pesticide products, animal medicines, and biologics.

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Take-Back Events

Local take-back events offer residents a safe, free, and convenient way to dispose of expired or unwanted household medication. The local authorities and MED-Project or Inmar Intelligence may also sponsor local drug take-back events in your area. To protect your privacy, patients are reminded to remove all personally identifiable information on medication labels or packaging before disposing of unwanted medicine.

There are no upcoming take-back events at this time. Please check back later.


HHW East Whatcom Regional Resource
Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 1:00 PM


Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce
Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 1:00 PM


National Drug Take-Back Day
Start time: 10:00 AM
End time: 2:00 PM
Link to website

Order Mail-Back Supplies/Get More Information

Click on the button to request a mail-back package.

Mail-Back options include:

  • ● Unwanted medication mail-back envelope
  • ● Inhaler mail-back package
  • ● Injector mail-back package

Why Safe Medication Return?

Medications help treat diseases, manage chronic conditions, and improve health and well-being for millions of Americans. You should dispose of these medications safely when they are no longer needed to prevent accidental ingestion or misuse by others, including children and pets. Learn more about your free options to safely and securely dispose of household unwanted medication in Washington state.


Medications in any dosage form, except for those listed below, in their original container or sealed bag are accepted.

Not Accepted

  • Herbal remedies
  • Vitamins
  • Supplements
  • Cosmetics
  • Other personal care products
  • Batteries
  • Mercury-containing thermometers
  • Sharps
  • Illicit drugs
  • Pet pesticide products

Services Offered:


Mail-back supply location

Medication mail-back package pick-up sites are located throughout your community and provide free, postage-paid mail-back disposal packages for residents to safely dispose of unwanted household medication by mail.

Drop-off location

Medication drop boxes are installed at nearby locations such as pharmacies and law enforcement offices for residents to simply drop off their expired or unwanted household medications for safe, free, and convenient disposal.