Medicine + Sharps Disposal

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

prescription-drug-dropoff-KJC.jpg Washington State is the first in the nation to have a statewide drug take-back program! It was signed into law in March 2018.

Safe Medicine Disposal Locations in Kirkland

Search for more locations. See hours and accepted items for the locations below.

South and Central Kirkland

Kirkland Urban QFC Pharmacy
425 Urban Plaza

Walgreens #4156
12405 NE 85th St
More information at Walgreens Safe Medication Disposal Program

Bartell Drugs (Bridle Trails)
6619 132nd Ave NE

Bartell Drugs (Houghton)

10625 NE 68th St

Bartell Drugs (Kirkland)
312 Central Way #101

North Kirkland

Totem Lake QFC Pharmacy
11224 NE 124th St

Evergreen Professional Center Pharmacy
12303 NE 130th Lane, Suite 210

Kirkland Justice Center
Police Department Lobby
11750 NE 118th St

Bartell Drugs (Kingsgate)
14442 124th Ave NE

Bartell Drugs (Finn Hill)

14130 Juanita Dr NE

Other Options

Find more drop-off locations in King County.

Residents that are homebound or who have limited mobility can request to have a mail-back envelope sent to their home to dispose of unwanted medicines.

Sharps Disposal

We recommend following King County's guidelines for safe sharps disposal. Do NOT place sharps in the recycling.

Medicine Containers

Orange prescription bottles are not recyclable. Please throw these in the garbage.

White over-the-counter (OTC) pill bottles are recyclable if they are at least three inches tall. Please recycle empty OTC pill bottles in your blue cart.