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Medicine Disposal

Follow our quick guide to clean out your medicine cabinet.

Washington State is the first in the nation to have a statewide drug take-back programlinks to external site! It was signed into law in March 2018.

Keep our community safe and our environment clean by properly disposing of medications that you will not take or that are expired. Do not flush unwanted medicine – drop it off at one of Kirkland’s five safe disposal kiosks.

Safe Medicine Disposal Locations in Kirkland
Kirkland Urban QFC Pharmacy
211 Parkplace Center
Accepted: Prescription and over-the-counter medications
More information at King County Secure Medicine Returnlinks to external site

Totem Lake QFC Pharmacy
11224 NE 124th St
Accepted: Prescription and over-the-counter medications
More information at King County Secure Medicine Returnlinks to external site

Evergreen Professional Center Pharmacy
12303 NE 130th Lane, Suite 210
Accepted: Prescription and over-the-counter medications
More information at King County Secure Medicine Returnlinks to external site

Walgreens #4156
12405 NE 85th St
Accepted: Prescription and over-the-counter medications
More information at Walgreens Safe Medication Disposal Programlinks to external site

medicine return boxKirkland Justice Center
Police Department Lobby
11750 NE 118th St
Accepted: Prescription medication only
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Items not accepted include sharps, weapons, and hazardous waste. Prescription containers are permitted, however, the public is encouraged to place pills in sealable plastic bags prior to disposal. The prescription drugs are later incinerated in a facility approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Public Works
Engineering
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
Operations & Maintenance
Mon-Fri, 6:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
915 8th St, Kirkland WA 98033

General Inquiries
E-mail: pwservicerequest@kirklandwa.gov

Engineering: T. 425.587.3800 | F. 425.587.3807
Operations & Maintenance: T. 425.587.3900 | F. 425.587.3902