DEA Drug Take-Back Event

Saturday, April 27 from 10am to 2pm

The Bainbridge Island Police Department is once again accepting prescription medications for disposal on Saturday, April 27 between 10am and 2pm as part of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s nationwide "Drug Take-Back Initiative."  The BIPD offers drug disposal as a courtesy for island residents throughout the year, but the DEA's biannual events are a good reminder to purge.

Stop by the police station at 625 Winslow Way East between 10am and 2pm on April 27 to dispose of unwanted medications.  You may deposit loose pills directly into the disposal box or submit the entire container. If you choose to dispose of the entire container, we encourage you to remove the label or obscure your personal information with a permanent marker beforehand.

Law enforcement personnel may not handle the medications at any time, which means YOU must drop the items in the disposal receptacle. We cannot assist you with that.

PLEASE: No sharps, intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes, or medical waste! These items will not be accepted at this event, which is geared toward collecting unwanted medications only. We will accept controlled substances, and over the counter substances only.

If you miss the event, please do not toss your medications in the trash or by flushing. Simply hold onto your medication until the next event, or drop it off at the station during office hours, Monday – Friday from 8am to 4pm except Federal holidays.

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