Drug-Take Back Program

Perscription BottlesPharmaceutical Drug-Take Back Program

Keeping unused, unwanted and expired medications in your home poses a risk to you, your family, and your community. When disposed of improperly, medications can still be obtained for illegal use, unintentionally poison a child or contaminate our waters. To provide you with an easy, secure and responsible way to properly dispose of medications, the Spokane Valley Police Department has partnered with local pharmacies to establish a Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program.

You can disposal of unused, unwanted and expired medications in the pharmaceutical drug take-back box located in the Spokane Valley Police Precinct lobby: (12710 E Sprague Ave) 509-477-3300

How it works:

  1. Gather all unwanted medication from drawers, medicine cabinets, etc. Leave items in their original containers. If you wish, you may use a black marker to cover your name on the prescription bottles. Do NOT cover the name of the medication.
  2. Make sure you are only disposing of items that are accepted such as prescription medications including controlled substances such as OxyContin and Ritalin, pre-filled injectors like epi-pens and pre-filled syringes, and inhalers.  Over-the-counter medications (non-prescription medications) to include prescription and over-the-counter medications for household pets.
  3. Bring accepted items to the Spokane Valley Police Precinct, located at 12710 E. Sprague Ave. Your items will be quickly screened to make sure they don’t include items that cannot be accepted. No questions will be asked, and personal information will NOT be collected.
  4. Place the items into the secure locked box provided. Items will be kept in a secure facility, and the containers will be destroyed along with the medications.

For more details read this informational brochure (PDF) or contact the Spokane Valley Police Department 509-477-3300.