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Temporary Drop-Off Locations

Find out where you can take back unwanted medicines in Washington State. Current drop-off sites are a temporary solution. We need a permanent statewide program!

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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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Locations Found:

Castle Rock Pharmacy

117 First Ave SW, Castle Rock WA 98611 - Cowlitz County Monday-Friday 10am-6:30 pm, Saturday 10am-4pm No controlled substances
360 - 274-8211

Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office

312 SW First Ave, Kelso WA 98626 - Cowlitz County Monday-Sunday 24 hours/day Accepts controlled substances

Longview Police Department

1351 Hudson St., Longview WA 98632 - Cowlitz County Monday - Friday 8am-4pm No liquids; prescription medicines only. Accepts controlled substances
(360) 442-5800

Woodland Police Department

100 Davidson Ave, Woodland WA 98674 - Cowlitz County Tuesday-Thursday 9am-5pm (CLOSED Noon-1pm) Accepts controlled substances
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