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Medicine Disposal
prescription drugsThe Issaquah Police Department works with our citizens to reduce the improper use of medications in our community, as well as protect the environment.

Saving unused or expired medication is a bad idea that can lead to improper and illegal use. Among teens and adults alike, prescription drug abuse is increasingly common.

When you have finished your course of treatment or stopped using a drug, you should properly dispose of the medication. 

We offer convenient prescription drug disposal at a drug collection box in the lobby at City Hall, 130 E. Sunset Way, during regular business hours.

Drop-Off Instructions
  • Only prescription medication, prescription ointments/lotions, unopened EpiPens and inhalers are accepted.
  • Drop off the medication sealed in a clear zip-top plastic bag.
  • Any personal information and the prescription number may be crossed out.
  • Please do not bring vitamins or food products for disposal. Any personal information and the prescription number may be crossed out.
  • Do not include needles or sharps of any kind in your medication drop-off.

Other Disposal Options
  • Check the instructions: Sometimes guidance is provided right on the label. It is your decision if that guidance meets your needs.
  • Call your pharmacy: Find out if they can dispose of your unneeded medication. Some pharmacies have a medication disposal program.
  • Return to your doctor: This is another good option, however, just like pharmacists, not all physicians or doctor offices have the resources to safely handle the disposal process.