Med-project launches statewide program to provide safe medicine collection & disposal

 

December 3, 2020



Med-project launches statewide program to provide safe medicine collection & disposal

On November 21 the Medication Education & Disposal Project (MED-Project) launched a statewide program to offer Washington State residents free services to dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused medicine safely and conveniently.

MED-Project provides Washington State residents convenient, year-round medicine drop-off locations, such as pharmacies, medical facilities, and law enforcement offices. In addition to its existing operational programs in several counties, MED-Project has activated approximately 150 additional drop-off sites for Washington State residents.

Residents who prefer mailing back unwanted medicine for disposal can request free, pre-paid, pre-authorized packages by visiting med-project.org; calling (844) MED-PROJECT; or visiting one of several MED-Project designated mail-back distribution locations, such as participating retail pharmacies.


MED-Project is also launching a public awareness campaign to notify residents about the program to safely dispose of their unwanted medicine. A mobile-friendly website provides drop-off location information and instructions, as well as downloadable educational materials. Public service announcements will appear on digital, print, and social media outlets statewide.

“We want to encourage Washington State residents to take their medication as prescribed, store it safely, and dispose of unwanted or expired medicine securely,” said Dr. Victoria Travis, MED-Project’s National Program Director. “Our drop-off locations and mail-back services make drug disposal easy, convenient and safe.”


For more information about the MED-Project drug take-back program and available services in Washington State, including accepted types of medication, contact MED-Project at (844) MED-PROJECT/(844) 633-7765, or visit med-project.org.

 

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