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

Kirkland Urban QFC Pharmacy
425 Urban Plaza
Accepted: Prescription and over-the-counter medications
More information at King County Secure Medicine Return

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

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

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

Kirkland Justice Center
Police Department Lobby
11750 NE 118th St
Accepted: Prescription medication and over-the-counter medications
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
More information at King County Secure Medicine Return

(City facilities are currently closed to the public due to the pandemic.)

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 pill bottles are recyclable if they are at least three inches tall. Please recycle empty OTC pill bottles in your blue cart.