Dispose of unwanted medicine safely at Lake Forest Park Police Department

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Unused medications pose a risk to our families, communities and the environment. Don’t store unused medications, flush them or throw them in the trash.

Safely dispose of your unused medications free of charge at the Lake Forest Park Police Department on the second floor of City Hall. Simply bring your leftover medicines to the Police Department window and the clerks will give you instructions on how to use the green Se
cure Medicine Disposal box in the second floor lobby.

Reliable studies suggest that anywhere from 10 – 30 percent (hundreds of thousands of pounds) of all drugs go unused. Once they become leftovers, medicines designed to improve our lives can become devastating destroyers. About ½ of the 37,000 phone calls to the Washington Poison Center concern young children who have been poisoned by medicines found at home.

The problem goes beyond drug abuse and accidental poisoning. Leftover medicine is toxic waste and when it’s flushed, poured down the drain or dumped in the garbage it can end up polluting our waters, hurting aquatic life and contaminating food and water supplies.

The Lake Forest Park Police Department is located on the second floor of City Hall at the intersection of Ballinger (SR 104) and Bothell Way (SR522).


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