Prescription Drug Take-Back Boxes
There are two prescription drug take-back boxes located in Mason County
Drug overdose has surpassed car crashes as the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Two-thirds of teens who report abuse of prescription medicines are getting them from friends, family and acquaintances, often without their knowing.
Proper storage and disposal of prescription medications will help to keep our family, friends, and the environment safer and healthier.
Tips to safely manage the medicines in your home:
Step 1: Monitor
Step 2: Secure
Step 3: Dispose
|Drug Take-Back Boxes in Mason County:|
There are two prescription drugs take-back boxes located in Mason County to provide a safe and free way to properly dispose of unused or expired medications. Boxes are located in front of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office in Shelton (322 N 3rd St, Shelton, WA) and at the North Mason Regional Fire Authority in North Mason (460 NE Old Belfair Highway, Belfair, WA).
These boxes are for prescription and over-the-counter medications only. Needles or sharps are not accepted at these locations. Illicit drugs are also not accepted at these deposit locations and should be turned over to a law enforcement officer.
Check with your local pharmacy for information on disposal of sharps or needles. Otherwise, needles and other sharps should be placed in a hard, puncture-proof container with a tightly secured lid and placed in the garbage. Mason County Public Health and Human Services and local hospitals do not take these items at this time.
For more information on proper storage of medications or the take-back boxes available in Mason County, call (360) 427-9670 ext. 400.