Medicine

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Don't throw unused or expired medication in the trash or flush it down the toilet. Return medicine to these locations for safe disposal.

Learn more about secure medicine return on the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department's website.

Free medicine return locations in Pierce County



MED-Project, funded by the drug industry, offers kiosk locations and postage-paid return envelopes for the safe return and disposal of unwanted medicine.

Drop-off prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, controlled substances and pet medications.

Find kiosk locations and hours at MED-Project.org.

Controlled substances and narcotics


Drugs with a high potential for abuse or addiction can be dropped off at your local police or sheriff's department. Examples include amphetamines, Valium, Ritalin, morphine, methadone and OxyContin.

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