Events

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When:
October 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
2020-10-24T10:00:00+00:00
2020-10-24T14:00:00+00:00
Where:
Multiple Locations in Clark County - see details below
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelley Groen-Sieckmann
360-952-3461

Take unused & expired prescription & over-the-counter medication for safe & FREE disposal to four Drive-Thru Drug Take-Back Events in Clark County. Prescription and over-the-counter medication including pills, liquids & inhalers will be accepted. Medications may remain in 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.

** 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 **

 

EVENT FLYERS:

 

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   *NEW SITE*
7101 NE 137th Ave., Orchards
* 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

 

Did You Know?

  • Did you know the most common drugs misused by teens & adults come from family & friends’ home medicine cabinets?  75 percent of opioid misuse starts with using medication not prescribed for them. Properly disposing of unwanted & expired medication using a take back program protects loved ones & keeps medicine out of the wrong hands. Find a year-round medication disposal program near you at: TakeBackYourMeds.org.
  • Did you know medications not disposed of properly end up in the environment? Let’s work together to keep these substances out of the wrong hands & out of our landfills & waterways.
    Source: SAMHSA

 

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 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? YES! All event sites  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.
  • For more information about FREE year-round disposal sites in Clark and Skamania counties visit:  www.preventcoalition.org/resources or call Clark County Public Health at (564) 397-7352.

 

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%. 

bit.ly/LocksSaveLives

Medicine take-back events in Southwest WA are funded in partnership by Washington State Health Care Authority. 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.