National Pharmaceutical Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 25

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

In an effort to remove the dangers of unwanted / unused pharmaceuticals, the Shoreline Police Department will be participating in a cooperative effort with DEA in providing a drug take-back site in our community.

Citizens are encouraged to drop off any controlled, non-controlled and over the counter substances for disposal at the Shoreline Police collection sites. This program is anonymous and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of the individuals disposing of the medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made.

Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual should be encouraged to remove any identifying information from the prescription label by either removing the label or utilizing a permanent marker. Liquids will be accepted such as cough syrup as long as it is in its original container.

Not accepted
Intra-venous solutions, injectables, syringes or medical waste will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens. Illicit substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin or cocaine are not part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.

The collection sites for the City of Shoreline:
Saturday September 25
  • 8 am-11:30 am, Westside Police storefront, 624 NW Richmond Beach Road, Shoreline 98177. Near QFC and Tweedy and Pop Hardware.
  • 12 pm – 3:30 pm, Eastside storefront, 521 NE 165 St, Shoreline 98155. By Cafe Aroma, near the Crest Theatre.


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