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Do you have unwanted, unused, or expired medications?

According to the State of Washington, statistics show that drug overdoses and related poisonings have surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of accidental deaths in WA.  Teens are the biggest abusers of prescription drugs…often easily obtained from home medicine cabinets.

 Medicines should not be flushed or put in food or yard waste. Trash disposal is not safe because children, pets, or other adults have easy access. Also, flushed medicines can overburden our wastewater treatment plants, and eventually end up in our waterways.  

 So, what to do? Drug Take-Back Programs are the safest method of disposal for prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  For nearby locations, please visit:

www.takebackyourmeds.org/what-you-can-do/locations or phone 206-296-4692.