List of nearby Prescription Drug Take Back Day collection sites

List of nearby Prescription Drug Take Back Day collection sites

The Drug Enforcement Agency and its partners are hosting National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at dozens of sites across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday Apr. 29.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at most locations. Medications will be collected for free.

Law enforcement agencies will be setting up collection booths for unused and unwanted prescription medications in places that include the Tri-Cities, Yakima, Walla Walla, Hermiston and more. The nationwide event is meant to prevent abuse of prescription narcotics.

About 6.4 million Americans over the age of 12 – about 2.4 percent of the country’s population – abuse prescription narcotics. More citizens abuse prescription drugs, particularly opioid painkillers, than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and methamphetamine combined, according to recent data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

The study also showed most prescription drug users obtain medications from friends and family, including home medicine cabinets.

If you’d like to donate your unwanted meds, here is a list of participating locations:

Solidarity Credit Union – hosted by Yakima County Crime Stoppers between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

110 N. 5th Avenue at Martin Luther King Way
Yakima, Wash. 98902

Memorial Cornerstone Medicine – hosted by Yakima Police Department

4003 Creekside Lp.
Yakima, Wash. 98908

Kennewick Police Department

221 West 6th Ave.
Kennewick, Wash. 99336

Richland Police Department

871 George Washington Way
Richland, Wash. 99352

West Richland Police Department

3805 West Van Giesen Street
West Richland, Wash. 99353

Walmart in Pasco – hosted by the Pasco Police Department

4820 N. Road 68
Pasco, Wash. 99301

Walla Walla Police Department

54 East Moore St.
Walla Walla, Wash. 99362

College Place Police Department

1700 SE Meadowbrook Blvd.
College Place, Wash. 99324

Umatilla Tribal Police Department

46400 Timine Way
Pendleton, Ore. 97801