Human Services

Director: Jennifer Johnson
Drug Take Back Program

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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:

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Drug take-back locations

Anacortes Police Department
360-293-4684
1218 24th St., Anacortes

Mount Vernon Police Department
360-336-6271
1805 Continental Pl., Mount Vernon

Swinomish Tribal Police Department
360-466-7237
17353 Reservation Road, La Conner

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office
360-416-1911
600 S. 3rd St., Mount Vernon

Sedro-Woolley Police Department
360-855-0111
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

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