April 16, 2014 Leave a comment
Unused medications pose a threat. For abuse and to the environment.
That’s why the DEA created National Drug Take-Back Day, which is April 26, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm. During this time you can visit a collection site to hand over your unused medications with the knowledge that they will be destroyed ethically.
Why is this so important?
Unused pills are frequently abused, and often abused by loved ones.
Additionally, prescription drugs not thrown away responsibly can harm the environment. Popular methods like flushing them or tossing them into the trash can pollute local ground water, soil and ecosystems.
Some regions, such as Snohomish and Kitsap counties in Washington, have even made it a crime to throw away medications!
Here are some local drug collection sites in the Puget Sound region. You can use this website to find one close to you:
SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT NORTH PRECINCT
10049 COLLEGE WAY NORTH
SEATTLE, WA 98133
SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT EAST PRECINCT
1519 12TH AVENUE
SEATTLE, WA 98122
KIRKLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
LOBBY – CITY HALL
123 5TH AVENUE
KIRKLAND, WA 98033
BELLEVUE POLICE DEPARTMENT
450 110TH AVENUE NE
BELLEVUE, WA 98004
SEATAC POLICE DEPARTMENT
SEATAC CITY HALL FRONT LOBBY AREA
4800 SOUTH 188TH STREET
SEATAC, WA 98188
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
625 WINSLOW WAY EAST
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA 98110