The Battle Ground Police Department is once again participating in National Drug Take Back Day, collecting prescription and over-the-counter medications for safe, free and anonymous disposal. Anyone with expired or unneeded medications may dispose of them on Saturday, October 26 between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Battle Ground Police Station located at 507 SW 1st Street.
All medications, prescription or over-the-counter, in pill, liquid or inhaler form will be accepted. Medications may be delivered in their original container, but it is not necessary. Organizers ask that lids are tight on liquid medications. While sharps and syringes are not accepted at the Battle Ground location, they are accepted at the PeaceHealth Southwest Urgent Care and at Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park event locations.
Appropriate disposal of prescription and over-the-counter drugs helps keep homes and the community safe by reducing accidents, thefts, and the misuse and abuse of medications. The most common drugs misused by teens and adults come from family and friends’ home medicine cabinets. 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 easily contaminate water systems.
Battle Ground’s Drug Take Back Day event is a collaborative effort of the Battle Ground Police Department, Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance, and the Cascadia Technical Academy Criminal Justice Program.
For more details, including information on other Clark and Skamania County Drug Take Back locations, visit our Prescription Drug Take Back Events page.