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Director: Jennifer Johnson
Drug Take Back Program


Helpful links

Waste Medicine Disposal in Skagit County [pdf]
Take Back Your Meds
Safe disposal of prescription medication
Department of Health: Safe use of prescription pain medication
Epidemic: Responding to America’s prescription drug abuse crisis
National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators
Disposal of unused medication – what you should know

Did you know?

  • Most people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from unknowing friends or relatives.
  • Nearly 10 percent of Skagit County students have used prescription drugs not prescribed to them
  • Tests have shown trace amounts of pharmaceutical drugs in our water supply

How can you help?
Simple. Take your unused prescription medication to one of five secure drug take-back locations around Skagit County:

Drug take-back locations

Anacortes Police Department
1218 24th St., Anacortes

Mount Vernon Police Department
1805 Continental Pl., Mount Vernon

Swinomish Tribal Police Department
17353 Reservation Road, La Conner

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office
600 S. 3rd St., Mount Vernon

Sedro-Woolley Police Department
325 Metcalf St., Sedro-Woolley

Can’t make it to a secure drug take-back location?
Check out our helpful FAQ sheet for at-home safe disposal tips