National Take Back Day

We cannot accept the following: Needles/Sharps, Lotions/Ointments or inhalers. Please contact your local health department for disposal information.

Asotin County Public Health District: (509) 243-3344

Public Health – Idaho North Central District: (208) 799-3100

Each year in October, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) supports a National Drug Take Back Day. October 29, 2022 was the 23rd annual Take Back Day.

In Washington there were 78 collection sites (including Asotin) and Washington collected over 7,300 pounds of unneeded medication.

You don’t need to wait until October to safely get rid of unneeded medication. You can find a location to drop off the medication any day of the year. You do not need to give your name or other identifying information when you drop off.

Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations – Search Utility (

You also can request a free mail back envelope Mail-Back Services – MED-Project | Washington

For more information about ways to dispose of your unneeded medication please visit Safe Medication Return | Washington State Department of Health