Take Back Your Meds Program
Permanent Drop-Off Locations:
Friday Harbor Drug
210 Spring St W, Friday Harbor WA 98250 – San Juan County. Monday – Friday 9:00am to 7:00pm; Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-2:00pm No controlled substances 360- 378-4421
68 W Beach Rd. Eastsound, WA. 98245 360-376-2230
NO Controlled Substances
San Juan County Sheriff – San Juan Island
96 Second St, Friday Harbor WA 98250 – San Juan County. Monday-Sunday, 24 hrs Accepts controlled substances. 360-378-4151
Lopez Island Sheriff’s Substation
Orcas Island Sheriff’s Substation
The goal is to decrease the number of accidental poisonings occurring in the household due to unwanted medications. This can be due to medication mistakes due to excess unused medications, teenage abuse of opiates, and childhood poisoning due to accessible medications. Currently, accidental poisoning is the number one reason for accidental death in the state of Washington.
The Washington Poison Center phone number is 1-800-222-1222.
Returning your medicines
Check the What Can You Take Back
to see which items are accepted. Leave medicines in their original containers and, if you wish, mark out any personal information. Most law enforcement offices can accept all medicines. Some pharmacies cannot accept controlled substances.
If you need to dispose of a controlled substance, take it to a participating law enforcement location in San Juan County.
For the safety of our kids, families, and environment, some law enforcement offices and pharmacies are collecting unwanted medicines from residents until a permanent statewide program is in place. Local governments, businesses, individuals and citizen groups are working to create a statewide program paid for by drug companies.