The City of Mountlake Terrace Police Department will be participating in the Snohomish County Partnership for Secure Medicine Disposal’s “Drug Take Back Saturday” on Saturday, April 27. Residents may drop off unwanted or unused prescription medications (except for samples from physicians’ offices) to Police Department staff between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the police station, located at 5906-232nd St. S.W. in Mountlake Terrace.
People dropping off unused medications do not provide their name, only their ZIP code for research purposes. If possible, leave items in their original containers and black out any personal information except the name of the medication.
Officials are hopeful that these programs will reduce the number of unintentional poisonings and environmental damage caused by improperly discarded drugs.
The Snohomish County Partnership for Secure Medicine Disposal provides locations throughout Snohomish County for people to drop off unwanted vitamins, cold medicines, painkillers, inhalers and other medications. Find details and hours on the Snohomish County Health District’s website or call the program information line at 425-388-3199.