Events

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When:
October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2021-10-23T10:00:00+00:00
2021-10-23T14:00:00+00:00
Where:
7 Locations in SW Washington - see details below
Clark
Skamania
Klickitat counties
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelley Groen-Sieckmann
360-952-3461

Bring unused prescription and over-the-counter medication for safe, free disposal at drive-thru Drug Take Back event sites in SW Washington:

  1. Any prescription and over-the-counter medication including pills, liquids & inhalers will be accepted for safe, FREE disposal.
  2. Medications may remain in original containers and labels do not need to be removed.
  3. Medications not in original containers will be accepted too.
  4. Vaping devices & e-Cigarettes WITHOUT Batteries will also be accepted for free disposal at all event sites EXCEPT Cowlitz Indian Tribal Public Safety Department.
  5. Sharps and syringes will be accepted from noncommercial sources ONLY at the PeaceHealth SW Urgent Care event site. Use an approved Sharps container when transporting; if one is not available, use a rigid plastic container with a lid (ex: plastic milk jug) & label the container: WARNING-SHARPS DO NOT RECYCLE
  6. NO prefilled syringes will be accepted for disposal at any event site.
** For everyone’s safety, participants will remain in vehicles & use a drive-thru process to dispose of unwanted & expired medications. All event sites will follow appropriate COVID-19 safety guidelines for social distancing, face coverings, sanitizing & disinfecting **
** Drug Take Back Events in Southwest Washington are sponsored in partnership with Washington State Health Care Authority, Law Enforcement, Substance Misuse Prevention Coalitions, Healthcare organizations, and many community partners **

EVENT FLYERS – Clark County 

5 CLARK COUNTY EVENT SITES:

PeaceHealth Southwest Urgent Care 
33rd & Main (South Back Lot), Vancouver
* Accepting Sharps & syringes
* Accepting vape pens & e-cigarettes WITHOUT batteries

Kaiser Permanente – ORCHARDS
7101 NE 137th Ave., Vancouver
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes
* Accepting vape pens & e-cigarettes WITHOUT batteries

Battle Ground Police Department
507 SW 1st St., Battle Ground
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes
* Accepting vape pens & e-cigarettes WITHOUT batteries

Washougal Silver Star Search and Rescue
1220 A St., Washougal
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes
* Accepting vape pens & e-cigarettes WITHOUT batteries

Cowlitz Indian Tribal Public Safety Department
31501 NW 31st Ave., Ridgefield
(La Center Exit I-5, south of Ilani Casino)
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes
* Not accepting vape pens & e-cigarettes

 

SKAMANIA COUNTY EVENT SITE:

  • Skamania Event Flyer
  • Can’t make it to the October 23rd event? CLICK HERE to find free year-round medicine disposal sites in Skamania County and a mail-back option to properly dispose of medicine by mail!

Skamania County Sheriff’s Department
200 Vancouver Ave., Stevenson
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes
* Accepting vape pens & e-cigarettes WITHOUT batteries


KLICKITAT COUNTY EVENT SITE:

  • Klickitat Event Flyer 
  • Can’t make it to the October 23rd event? CLICK HERE to find free year-round medicine and Sharps disposal sites in Klickitat County and a mail-back option to properly dispose of medicine by mail!

Goldendale United Methodist Church
109 E. Broadway (church parking lot)
Goldendale, WA 98620
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes
* Accepting vape pens & e-cigarettes WITHOUT batteries


Did You Know?

  • Did you know YOU can make a difference in preventing opioid misuse? Protect your loved ones, lock up your medications and safely dispose of unused medications at a take-back program near you. Find out more at GetTheFactsRx.com.
  • Did you know the most common drugs misused by teens & adults come from family & friends’ home medicine cabinets?  Properly disposing of unused medicine using a take-back program protects loved ones & keeps medicine out of the wrong hands.
  • Did you know medication not disposed of properly ends up in the environment? Don’t flush or throw away medicine. Let’s work together to keep medicine out of our landfills & waterways by properly disposing of unused medicine at take-back sites & events.
  • Find FREE year-round medicine take-back sites anywhere in Washington state: www.Med-Project.org 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed?  For everyone’s safety, participants will remain in vehicles & use a drive-thru process to dispose of unwanted & expired medications. All event sites will follow appropriate COVID-19 safety guidelines for social distancing, face coverings, sanitizing & disinfecting.
  • What medications will be accepted?
    Any prescription & over-the-counter medications including pills, liquids & inhalers will be accepted.
  • What about Sharps & syringes?
    Peacehealth SW Urgent Care is the ONLY event site accepting Sharps & syringes for disposal from noncommercial sources only. No prefilled syringes will be accepted. Use an approved Sharps container when transporting; if one is not available, use a rigid plastic container with a lid (ex: plastic milk jug) & label the container: WARNING-SHARPS DO NOT RECYCLE
  • Are vape pens & e-cigarettes being accepted?
    All event sites EXCEPT Cowlitz Indian Tribal Public Safety Dept., will collect vape pens & e-cigarettes WITHOUT batteries for disposal. If batteries aren’t removable, check with electronic chain stores to ask if they accept these devices for proper disposal or contact your local Hazardous Material Transfer Stations to ask if they accept these devices & for additional guidance on proper disposal.
  • How are collected medications disposed of?
    All prescription & over-the-counter medication collected at drug take back events are safely incinerated by the D.E.A.

LOCKS SAVE LIVES: Take the Pledge to Lock Your Meds

Ease of access is the #1 reason youth misuse prescription drugs. YOU can save a life by storing prescription medication at home in a locked location.  It’s easy &  important!

A national study indicated 29% of parents with children 18 years of age and younger report storing medication safely in the home in a latched or locked location. (Pediatrics, 2017)

We can do better. Together, we can achieve 100%. 

www.LocksSaveLives.org 

Medicine take-back programs are the only secure and environmentally sound way to dispose of leftover and expired prescription and over-the-counter medication. Thank you for taking part in keeping our community and environment safe and healthy. This event/activity is not sponsored or endorsed by local school districts.