Keep Our Kids Safe

Help stop drug misuse and abuse.
Safely dispose of unused prescriptions.

Safe disposal of medicines is relevant to everyone’s personal health safety.

Safe Drug Disposal NW is raising awareness about the potential impact from improperly disposed medications and proactive guidance through proper disposal alternatives.

On September 29, you can dispose of your prescriptions at one of the locations as part of the National Take Back Initiative. To find a location near you, visit the DEA's web page.

But you don't have to wait until then! You can dispose of unused medicines before then and there are efforts across the northwest to let people know how.

YOU can take a few small steps to make a huge impact in safeguarding lives and even keeping our water clean by disposing of unused medicines properly.

Disposing of medicines in household trash can ensure that unused medicines are not collected in a way that might increase the opportunity for misuse and can Keep our Kids Safe.

Safe disposal is Quick and Easy:

  • Don’t flush them!
  • Mix medicines in a sealable plastic bag with coffee grounds, kitty litter or sawdust, and water.
  • Seal it in a bag.
  • Throw it in your garbage.
  • Destroy prescription information.
  • For more information, visit the FDA's web page on safe disposal.