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Safe medicine disposal in King County

In 2013, the King County Board of Health passed a Rule and Regulation to create permanent drug-take back programming for King County residents. Since that time, King County departments and partners developed a successful “Don’t Hang on to Meds” campaign, which featured real-world stories on how secure medicine storage and disposal saves lives by preventing inappropriate access to medicines in the home. Secure medicine return also prevents medicine from harming our land, water, and animals.

Event

City of Pacific Collection Event

place

100 3rd Avenue SE

date_range

October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020

Hazardous items that will be accepted: Batteries, propane tanks, electronics, refrigerators/freezers, and air conditioners. City-sponsored collection events may charge fees and have a different list of accepted items than the Haz Waste Program’s Wastemobile and collection sites. 

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City of SeaTac Collection Event

place

13001 20th Avenue S

date_range

October 24, 2020
October 24, 2020

Hazardous items that will be accepted: Batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, refrigerators/freezers, electronics, and fluorescent light bulbs and tubes. City-sponsored collection events may charge fees and have a different list of accepted items than the Haz Waste Program’s Wastemobile and collection sites. 

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City of Maple Valley and Black Diamond Collection Event

place

23499 SE Tahoma Way

date_range

October 31, 2020
October 31, 2020

Hazardous items that will be accepted: Batteries, propane tanks, electronics, and refrigerators/freezers. City-sponsored collection events may charge fees and have a different list of accepted items than the Haz Waste Program’s Wastemobile and collection sites. 

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City of Issaquah Collection Event

place

700 2nd Ave SE

date_range

November 07, 2020
November 07, 2020

Hazardous items that will be accepted: Batteries, antifreeze, motor oil, oil filters, and pesticides. City-sponsored collection events may charge fees and have a different list of accepted items than the Haz Waste Program’s Wastemobile and collection sites. 

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City of Kirkland Collection Event

place

123 5th Ave

date_range

November 14, 2020
November 14, 2020

Hazardous items that will be accepted: Alkaline batteries (AAAA, AAA, AA, C, D, 9V), button batteries, rechargeable batteries. City-sponsored collection events may charge fees and have a different list of accepted items than the Haz Waste Program’s Wastemobile and collection sites. 

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