Prescription Drug Disposal

The prescription drug disposal drop box provides a secure and convenient way to dispose of leftover or out-of-date prescription medicines.  The drop box is located in the lobby of the Lacey Police Department at 420 College St SE.  The drop box location is available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.

Why should I use it?
Letting out-of-date or unused prescriptions sit in the medicine cabinet is NOT a good idea. Too often such medicines are taken by family members or acquaintances and diverted for sale or for recreational use. Taking prescription medication past its expiration date can be dangerous too.

Why can’t I flush old prescriptions?
Flushing medicine down the toilet is not a good solution. Septic systems and sewage treatment plants are not designed to completely break down the medicinal compounds which can then end up in our groundwater and surface water.

Who manages this program?

The prescription drug disposal program is a collaboration by Thurston County Solid Waste, the Department of Ecology, and the City of Lacey. 

Department Contact
Administrative Services

TEL: 360-459-4333




phone: 360-459-4333

M-F: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm