Facilitating opportunities to support and connect communities, build resilience and increase collaboration
October 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Multiple Locations in Southwest Washington
Kelley Groen-Sieckmann

On Saturday, October 26th: Take unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medication for safe and FREE disposal to Six Drug Take-Back Events in SW Washington

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.



Download English flyer – Clark 
Download Russian flyer – Clark
Download Spanish flyer – Clark

Download English flyer – East Klickitat County
Download Russian flyer – East Klickitat County
Download Spanish flyer – East Klickitat County


PeaceHealth Southwest Urgent Care 
33rd & Main (South Back Lot), Vancouver
* Accepting Sharps & syringes

Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park
12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver
* Accepting Sharps & syringes

Battle Ground Police Department
507 SW 1st St., Battle Ground
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes

Washougal Silver Star Search and Rescue
1220 A St., Washougal
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes

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


Klickitat Valley Health
310 S. Roosevelt, Goldendale
* Not accepting Sharps or syringes

Did You Know?

Did you know the most common drugs misused by teens & adults come from family & friends’ home medicine cabinets?  75% of opioid misuse starts with using medication that wasn’t prescribed for them. Safely disposing of unwanted & expired medication using a take-back program or event protects loved ones & keeps medicines out of the wrong hands.
(Source: Substance Abuse and  Mental Health Service Administration)

Did you know medications not disposed of properly end up in our waterways? Let’s work together to keep these substances away from youth and out of our waterways.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What medications will be accepted? Any prescription and over-the-counter medications including pills, liquids & inhalers will be accepted.
  • What about Sharps & syringes? All Drug Take Back Event sites in Klickitat and Skamania counties will NOT accept Sharps or syringes for disposal.
  • What about Epi-pens? Epi-pens that still have medication in them need to be treated as medication and disposed of following the medication disposal guidelines for the year-round disposal sites. Epi-pens that are empty need to be treated as Sharps, but do not need to be put in a Sharps container.
  • How are medications collected disposed of? All prescription & over-the-counter medication collected at event sites are safely incinerated by the D.E.A.
  • For more information about this event and year-round FREE disposal sites in Clark and Skamania counties visit: or call Clark County Public Health at (564) 397-7352. Click here to download flyer for Year-Round Medication & Sharps Disposal Locations in Clark and Skamania counties.
  • Year-round FREE disposal in Klickitat county: Skyline Hospital 211 NE Skyline Dr., White Salmon, WA 98672–Medication disposal only or Klickitat Valley Hospital 310 S. Roosevelt Goldendale, WA 98620–Medication disposal only

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 locking up your prescription medication. 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%.


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.