Each fourth Saturday in April and October, the Battle Ground Police Department participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, collecting your expired and unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medication for safe, free, and anonymous disposal.
About 1,200 pounds of medication is collected annually in Battle Ground. Thank you for helping keep our community safe!
Medications can be in their original containers, but it is not necessary. We ask that liquid medications are delivered in spill proof containers with a secure lid. Please note that sharps and syringes are not accepted at the Battle Ground Police Department drop-off site.
Can't make it to Drug Take Back Day? The Battle Ground Police Department accepts pill and liquid form prescription medications for safe disposal during regular business hours, Monday - Friday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The most common drugs misused by teens and adults come from family and friends’ home medicine cabinets. Appropriate disposal of expired or unneeded medications helps keep homes and the community safe by reducing accidents, thefts, and the misuse and abuse of these medications.
Drug disposal is also an environmental concern. Unused medications should never be flushed down the toilet or put in the trash; improperly disposed of medications can contaminate our environment, including water systems.
Battle Ground's Drug Take Back events are made possible by partnerships with other local law enforcement agencies, Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance and the Drug Enforcement Administration.