Drop off old, leftover medication at Issaquah Police Department

September 24, 2014

NEW — 5:22 p.m. Sept. 24, 2014

Saving unused or expired medication is a bad idea that can lead to improper and illegal use.

There is a safe and responsible way, however, to dispose of old and leftover medicine that protects your family and the environment.

The Issaquah Police Department, in partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, is hosting a drug take-back from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27, at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way.

In addition, Issaquah residents can drop off their unused or expired medications anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at the police department.

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King County introduces drug take-backs

July 2, 2013

The King County Board of Health has passed rules and regulations to create a prescription drug take-back system for King County residents.

It’s the second system of its kind in the country; the other is being implemented in Alameda County, Calif.

Residents can drop off leftover or expired medication at retail pharmacies and law enforcement offices free, and the collected medicines will be incinerated at “properly permitted facilities,” according to a Board of Health press release. The program will be implemented free of charge to taxpayers; drug manufacturers selling medication in King County will fund the program.

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