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Kitsap County residents can safely dispose of the medicines they no longer need by taking them to drop-boxes located throughout Kitsap County. Participating pharmacies, clinics, hospitals and law enforcement offices will accept most prescription and over-the-counter medicines for disposal. There is no cost to residents to use this service.

This program is managed by MED-Project, the entity hired by pharmaceutical manufacturers to implement the Product Stewardship Plan, by Chapter 246-280 WAC Drug Take-Back Program.

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What medications are accepted?

Most prescription and over-the-counter medicines can be returned, but medical sharps (needles, etc.) will not be accepted. Drugs sold in any form (solids, liquids, patches) and used by individuals (not businesses) are accepted, including:

  • prescription and non-prescription drugs
  • brand name and generic drugs, and
  • drugs for veterinary use
  • pre-filled auto-injectables (such as EpiPens) are accepted via mail-back envelope

Go to and enter your zip code to find a complete list of accepted items.

Medicines NOT Accepted

  • Medical sharps (needles, syringes) and used (empty) auto injectables (such as EpiPens)
  • Vitamins or supplements
  • Herbal-based remedies and homeopathic drugs, products or remedies;
  • Cosmetics, shampoos, sunscreens, toothpaste, lip balm, antiperspirants or other personal care products.
  • Pet pesticide products contained in pet collars, powders, shampoos, topical applications, or other forms.

What do I do with used or unwanted medical sharps?

State and local laws prohibit placing loose sharps in your trash.  Sharps thrown into the trash can hurt people or be used illegally.   Many pharmacies sell sharps containers and accept properly contained sharps for a small fee.  Visit the Kitsap County Solid Waste web page for local disposal locations.  Watch this quick tutorial for tips on properly disposing sharps.  

If you find a sharp at a park or other public place, please contact us.

Why should I use secure medicine return?

Unused, unwanted and/or expired medication in your home pose a risk to you, your family, and your community. 

  • Drug abuse.

    The home medicine cabinet is one of the most common places people go when looking for drugs to get high.

  • Accidental Poisoning.

    Many young children get poisoned by taking medicine not intended for them.

  • Bad for the environment.

    When you flush medicine down the toilet or throw it in the trash, it pollutes our water and soil.

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