Snohomish County Partnership for Secure Medicine Disposal Program

Drop off Locations in Snohomish County

  • Arlington Police
  • Bothell Police
  • Brier Police
  • Darrington Police
  • Edmonds Police
  • Everett Police
    • North Precinct
    • South Precinct
  • Gold Bar Police
  • Granite Falls Police
  • Lake Stevens Police
  • Lynnwood Police
  • Marysville Police
  • Monroe Police
  • Mountlake Terrace Police
  • Mukilteo Police
  • NCIS Naval Station Everett
  • Snohomish County
    • Sheriff's Office
    • North Precinct
    • South Precinct
    • 4th Floor Courthouse
    • Jail- Downtown
    • Everett
  • Snohomish Police
  • Stanwood Police (Stanwood PD’s med collection box is temporarily closed from Dec. 10 – March 10, 2015. Phone 425-388-3199 or visit TakeBackYourMeds.org for other convenient locations).
  • Stillaguamish Tribal Police
  • Sultan
  • WSP
    • Marysville Office

What is the Snohomish County Partnership for Secure Medicine Disposal Program?

In order to protect and preserve our community and citizens, Snohomish County Law Enforcement has partnered with other agencies to provide its citizens this convenient and free medicine disposal program.

Keeping unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs in your home poses a risk to you, your family and your community.  Improper disposal may lead to illegal use and may also contaminate our waters. This program will provide you with an easy, secure and responsible way to properly dispose of these drugs.

This free program began Dec 1, 2009 and is now offered at law enforcement offices throughout Snohomish County

Simply gather your unwanted medicines, check the list below to ensure they will be accepted and bring them to any law enforcement office in Snohomish County (contact each location for specific hours). There, staff will direct you to the disposal container.

 For safety reasons, certain items cannot be accepted.

 For more information and hours, call 425-388-3199

Will accept:

  • Prescribed narcotic drugs (Vicodin, OxyContin, etc)
  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Medication Samples
  • Pet Medications
  • Medicated ointments/ lotions
  • Vitamins
  • Inhalers
  • EpiPens (unopened)

Will not accept:

  • Needles/ Syringes
  • Thermometers
  • IV bags or bloody/ infectious waste
  • Personal Care items
  • Hydrogen Peroxide/ other chemicals
  • Aerosol cans
  • EpiPens (used)
  • Mercury Products (Mercurochrome, thimerosal, etc)
  • Iodine Products (Betadine, etc)
  • Radioactives
  • Business Waste
  • Empty containers

More Resources

Snohomish County Health Department

More Links

Snohomish County Hazardous Waste

Washington State Department of Ecology

Looking ahead...

We need a sustainable source of funding to ensure that everyone in our community and state has access to a secure and effective disposal program.  Voluntary programs exist, but long-term funding is needed.  Contact your state legistlator or visit

www.medicinereturn.com