Drive-Thru Drug Take Back Event
Bring any prescription & over-the-counter medications for safe, FREE disposal to five drive-thru locations across Clark County Washington:
PeaceHealth Memorial Campus – 33rd & Main (South Back Lot), Vancouver, WA
Walgreens Cascade Park – 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA (NEW SITE)
Battle Ground Police Department – 507 SW 1st St., Battle Ground, WA
La Center Police Department – 105 W 5th St., La Center, WA
Washougal Police Department – 1320 A St., Washougal, WA
Drug Take Back Events are Hosted in Partnership with the Following Substance Misuse Prevention Coalitions and Community Partners:
Battle Ground Police Department • Cascadia Tech • Clark College ACES Club • Clark County Sheriff Auxiliary Volunteers • ESD 112 • Fort Vancouver Medical Arts Magnets • La Center Police Department • Neighbors On Watch • PeaceHealth • Ridgefield Police Department • SWACH • Teens for Tomorrow Clark County • U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration • Vancouver Police Department Walgreens • Washington State Health Care Authority • Washougal Police Department • Washougal Silver Star Search & Rescue
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What safety guidelines will be followed? For everyone’s safety, participants will remain in vehicles & use a drive-thru process to dispose of unwanted & expired medication.
- What medications will be accepted? Any prescription & over-the-counter medications including pills, liquids & inhalers will be accepted. Removal of personal info on medication labels or packaging is not required.
- What about Sharps & syringes? ONLY Peacehealth Memorial Campus & Walgreens Cascade Park event sites will accept Sharps & non-prefilled syringes for disposal from noncommercial sources only. Use an approved Sharps container or a rigid plastic container with a lid to transport (ex: plastic milk jug) & label the container: WARNING-SHARPS DO NOT RECYCLE
- Are vape pens & e-cigarettes being accepted? YES! All event sites will collect vape pens & e-cigarettes WITHOUT batteries for disposal. If batteries aren’t removable, ask electronic chain stores or local Hazardous Material Transfer Stations if they accept these devices for disposal & for extra guidance on proper disposal.
- How are collected medications disposed of? All prescription & over-the-counter medication collected at drug take-back events are safely incinerated by the D.E.A.