Take Back Your Meds Program

Permanent Drop-Off Locations:

Local 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
Ray’s Pharmacy
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  list 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 substancesIf you need to dispose of a controlled substance, take it to a participating law enforcement location in San Juan County.
 Welcome — Take Back Your Meds for more info. Photo and info provided on their site. Thank you.

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.



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