Temporary Drop-Off Locations
How can I dispose of my unwanted and expired medicines?
Ongoing Temporary Take-Back Programs
For the safety of our kids, families and environment, some law enforcement offices and pharmacies are collecting unwanted medicines from residents until a permanent statewide program is in place. Local governments, businesses, individuals and citizen groups are working to create a statewide program paid for by drug companies. Check here to find a temporary take-back location near you.
What to do when you return your medicines
Check the What Can You Take Back list to see which items are accepted.
Leave medicines in their original containers and, if you wish, mark out any personal information.
Most law enforcement offices listed here can accept all medicines, including controlled substances.
For now, pharmacies cannot accept controlled substances. If you need to dispose of a controlled substance, take it to a participating law enforcement location.
Additional options - If you cannot find a convenient location in your county, check here for what you can do.
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Everett Police – North Precinct3002 Wetmore Ave., Everett WA 98201 - Snohomish County Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm Accepts controlled substances
Stillaguamish Tribal Police22714 6th Ave. NE, Arlington WA 98223 - Snohomish County Monday-Friday, 8am - 10pm Accepts controlled substances
Arlington Police Station110 E. Third St., Arlington WA 98223-1300 - Snohomish County Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Controlled substances only. Accepts controlled substances
Brier Police Station2901 228th St. SW, Brier WA 98036 - Snohomish County Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm Accepts controlled substances
Darrington Police1115 Seeman St., Darrington WA 98241 - Snohomish County Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12pm and 1:30pm-5pm Accepts controlled substances
Edmonds Police250 Fifth Ave. N, Edmonds WA 98020 - Snohomish County Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Accepts controlled substances
Everett Police – South Precinct11210 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett WA 98208 - Snohomish County Monday-Thursday, 10am-5pm Accepts controlled substances
Group Health Cooperative, Everett Medical Center Pharmacy2930 Maple St., Everett WA 98201 - Snohomish County Monday-Friday 8:30am-9pm; Saturday and holidays 9am-3:30pm; Sunday 9am-12:30pm No controlled substances