Medicine

Don't hang on to meds. Keep your family safe. Take unused medicine to a drop-box near you. TakeBackYourMeds.org
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There are many locations in the Seattle and outlying areas where you can dispose of expired and unwanted medicines. All pharmacies should have a drop-off box. The boxes look like mail drop off boxes. Police departments and health care locations can also be drop off locations for unwanted medicines. Some libraries are offering mail-back packaging to mail in old medicine for free.

Mail in options are available from the MED-Project for differentially-abled and homebound residents. Complete online form to receive a pre-paid mail back package. This is a free service that includes medicine, inhalers and pre-filled injection products.

Make sure to remove personal information from the containers. Use a permanent marker to cover personal information or peel off the section of the label with personal information.

Accepted medicines: Medications in any dosage form, except for those listed below, in their original container or sealed bag. This includes inhalers and pet medication.

Not accepted medicines: Herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics, other personal care products, medical devices, batteries, mercury-containing thermometers, sharps, illicit drugs, and pet pesticide products.

Disposal locations include Costco Pharmacy, CVS Pharmacies, QFC Pharmacies, and Bartell Drug Stores.

Search for additional locations on the following websites:

https://med-project.org/
http://www.takebackyourmeds.org/