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Posted on: October 16, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Drug Take Back Event at BGPD - October 28, 10am to 2pm

If you have medications that are expired or that you no longer need, dispose of them safely and conveniently on Saturday, October 28 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Battle Ground Police Department located at 507 S.W. 1st St. (just south of McDonald's). 

Appropriate disposal of old or unneeded prescription drugs helps keep your home and our community safe by reducing accidents, thefts, and the misuse and abuse of these medicines.

Surveys indicate that the majority of prescription drug users get their drugs from friends and family and that eight out of 10 new heroin users began by abusing prescription painkillers. 

Proper drug disposal is also an environmental issue. Unused medications should never be flushed down the toilet or put in the trash; medications can easily contaminate water systems. Drug Take Back programs like this one dispose of medications safely through the DEA. 

All unwanted medications, prescription or over-the-counter, will be accepted. Simply drive thru and drop off medications without ever getting out of your car!  We ask that you:
  • Make sure lids are tight on any liquid containers
  • Sharps and injectables similar to epi-pens will be accepted; make sure they are in a rigid container to maintain everyone’s safety
  • Refrain from including any unrelated recycling or garbage
Thank you!

The Battle Ground Police Department is committed to keeping our community safe and accepts pill and liquid-form prescription medications for proper disposal year-round during regular hours.  
See Prescription Drug Disposal for more information.   

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