Prescription Drug Disposal

Safe disposal of medicines is a public health concern.  Please help reduce the availability of illegal prescription opioids.  According to the Snohomish County Health District:

  • In Washington, 26% of poisonings and deaths were caused by someone else's over-the-counter medications; 32% were caused by someone else's prescription medications.
  • Drug overdoses now rank higher than car crashes as a cause of death in our country and statewide.
  • Overdoses are the number one cause of unintentional injury deaths in Snohomish County.  About two-thirds of these overdose deaths involve opioid prescription drugs or heroin.

When your loved one dies, their medications can be dropped of at Take-Back locations.  Visit the websites below for locations near you.  

Take Back Your Meds

For more information about Snohomish County's opioid crisis, as well as prevention and treatment services, visit the Snohomish Overdose Prevention website here