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Secure Medicine Drop Box.

To help citizens dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs, the Woodinville Police Department has installed a prescription drug drop box. The drop box is located on the first floor of City Hall across the Police counter.
The following disposal options and sequence should be considered when disposing of unwanted medicine:
Check the Package: If there are any specific instructions for disposal on the label, package or package insert, please follow those instructions.

Do not flush prescription drugs down the toilet unless the information on the package specifically instructs you to do so.

Take-Back Events: Local take-back events may be sponsored in your area, and offer residents a free and convenient way to dispose of expired or unwanted medicines.

Convenient Kiosks: Community drug take-back locations at local law enforcement agencies, such as the Woodinville Police department allow residents to bring expired or unwanted medicines to a convenient, centralized location for proper disposal.

In-Home Disposal: If no disposal instructions are given on the prescription drug labeling and no take-back program is available in your area, throw the drugs in the household trash following these steps.

  1. Remove them from their original containers and mix them with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter (this makes the drug less appealing to children and pets, and unrecognizable to people who may intentionally go through the trash seeking drugs).
  2. Place the mixture in a sealable bag, empty can, or other container to prevent the drug from leaking or breaking out of a garbage bag.

For additional information and a list of other drop-off points, visit  

Click on the following link to view a complete list of what medicines are accepted and which are not. What Medicine is accepted here?









Page last modified: December 22, 2016

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