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Dispose of your medicines safely by returning them to a medicine take-back program. Store medicines in your home safely. Tell us your story about unwanted medicines in your home. Learn about a statewide medicine take-back program for Washington State.

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Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our waters.

Use our checklist below to find out how to store your medicines safely and how to dispose of unwanted and expired medicines. You can also find out how many pounds of unwanted medicines have already been collected in our communities and the need for a statewide take-back program and more.

Checklist for what you can do now

Yes Substances Icon Safely dispose of medicines that are unwanted or expired.
Use a medicine take-back programs at one of these temporary drop-off locations.
Yes Substances Icon Safely store medicines in your home.
Store medicines safely by keeping them out of reach - lock them in a drawer or cabinet or a medicine lock box. You can also watch a video on how to store medicines safely.
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Tell family and friends about safe storage and disposal.

Yes Substances Icon Find out about medicine take-back programs.
Learn how medicine take-back programs work.
Yes Substances Icon Find out about the need for a statewide program.
Learn about efforts to create a statewide program so all people in Washington State can safely dispose of their unwanted and expired medicines.
Yes Substances Icon Find out about the medicines collected in Washington State.
Learn about the amounts of medicines that have been collected and safely destroyed in Washington Sate take-back programs.
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Sign a pledge to safely store and dispose of your medicines.
Yes Substances Icon Tell us your story.
If you have a story you would like to share about unwanted medicines in your home email us at
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