Next Drug Take-Back Day set for April 27th at Southwest Precinct

April 16, 2013 at 11:30 am | In Health, Safety, West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 5 Comments

If you have unused and unneeded – or expired – prescription medication(s), another Drug Take-Back Day is coming up on April 27th. Southwest Precinct Operations Lt. Pierre Davis says the precinct (on Webster just west of Delridge) will be the local drop-off site again this time, 10 am-2 pm. He also notes that they cannot accept syringes/needles – just medications; more info here. Last year, participants dropped off 238 pounds of unwanted medications at the SW Precinct – more than anywhere else in the city.

5 Comments

  1. Where can we drop off Syringes? There used to be a drop box in White Center at the Public Health, but there does not appear to be a new one at the new remodeled Public Health at Greenbridge. Thanks.

    Comment by kenyon — 2:30 pm April 16, 2013 #

  2. kenyon, here’s the info on syringe disposal: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/communicable/hiv/resources/disposal.aspx

    Comment by Sue — 3:39 pm April 16, 2013 #

  3. Looking forward to the drug swap meet in the parking lot.

    Comment by Irukandji — 5:05 pm April 16, 2013 #

  4. @ Irukandji – that’s not what it is like at all. This is a very beneficial service provided for people to safely dispose of outdated, no-longer-needed medication. Humans don’t get sick from taking expired meds or from meds getting into the wrong hands, and animals and our environment stay healthier, too.

    Comment by m — 9:45 am April 17, 2013 #

  5. What is best way to drop off these medications? Do you need to keep pills in the container or can you put in ziplock?

    Comment by Question — 11:32 am April 17, 2013 #

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