Posted on Apr. 25, 2014 (
Unsure of what to do with the expired bottles of pills taking up space in your medicine cabinet? Saturday, April 26, is National Drug Take-Back Day. You can bring your unused and expired medication to locations around Pierce and King counties.
The goal of this one-day, nationwide event is to provide safe, convenient and responsible opportunities for disposing of old drugs. Reducing the number or unused prescription drugs in homes also helps prevent abuse and overdose deaths.
Since the first Drug Take-Back Day, Americans disposed of more than 3 million pounds of prescription drugs. More than 10,000 pounds were from Pierce and King Counties—approximately the total weight of all three walruses at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium combined.
You can drop off unused, expired medication tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations around Pierce and King counties.
Gig Harbor City Hall lobby, 3510 Grandview Street, Gig Harbor
University Place Police Department, 3609 Market Place West, Suite 201, University Place
Sprinker Recreation Center parking lot, 14824 South C St., Tacoma
Puyallup Police Department, 311 West Pioneer, Puyallup
Pierce County Sheriff Department South Hill Precinct (East Of 160th & Meridian) 271 John Bananola Way East, Puyallup
Sumner Police Department lobby, 1104 Maple St., Sumner
Edgewood/Milton Police Department collection site in the Albertson’s parking lot, 2800 Milton Way, Milton
Pierce County sheriff’s South Hill precinct, 271 John Bananola Way E., Puyallup
Federal Way Police Department, 33325 8th Avenue South, Federal Way
Des Moines Police Department collection site in the Bartell Drugs parking lot, 27055 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines WA
*Collection times at this location: 2pm to 6pm
Des Moines Police Department collection site in the Bartell Drugs parking lot, 21615 Pacific Hwy S, Des Moines
*Collection Times at this Location: 9am To 1pm
Kent Police Department, 232 4th Avenue South, Kent
Jen Rittenhouse is the social media manager for MultiCare and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. She writes stories that connect people with hospitals, health care and each other. You can reach her at [email protected]
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