Events

Facilitating opportunities to support and connect communities, build resilience and increase collaboration
When:
October 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2022-10-29T10:00:00+00:00
2022-10-29T14:00:00+00:00
Where:
7 Event Sites - Clark, Skamania, Klickitat
Addresses & Flyers Below
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:

DETAILS:

  • Any prescription and over-the-counter medication including pills, liquids & inhalers will be accepted for safe, FREE disposal.
  • Medications may remain in their original containers and labels do not need to be removed.
  • Medications not in original containers will be accepted too.
  • Vaping devices & e-Cigarettes WITHOUT Batteries will also be accepted for free disposal at all event sites EXCEPT at Cowlitz Indian Tribal Public Safety Department.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

* 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 other community partners 

CLARK COUNTY EVENTS:

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 Police Department
1320 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:

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

  • Skamania County Event Flyer
  • Can’t make it to the October 29th 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!

EAST KLICKITAT COUNTY EVENT:

Klickitat County Court House
205 S. Columbus Ave., Goldendale
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes
* Accepting vape pens & e-cigarettes WITHOUT batteries

  • East Klickitat County Event Flyer
  • Can’t make it to the October 29th 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!


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 www.Med-Project.org
  • Did you know the most common drugs misused by teens & adults come from family & friends’ unlocked 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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 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 that 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