Program Plans and Reports

Safe Medication Return is funded by manufacturers of covered drugs and implemented by program operators according to plans approved by the Department of Health.

Program Operators
  • place medication collection kiosks to meet requirements of RCW 69.48.060.
  • maintain kiosks so they are available for use when the collection site is open for business.
  • provide free, prepaid, preaddressed medication collection mailers.
  • organize, manage, and fund medication take-back events.
  • package, transport, and dispose of collected medication.
  • make sure the public, pharmacists, and other health care professionals understand why and how to safely dispose of household over-the-counter and prescription and medications (including medications for pets).
  • provide reports to the department.
  • coordinate to provide a website and toll-free number where people can locate all kiosks and mailer distributors, order free mailers, ask questions, and find information about disposing of medication appropriately.
844-482-5322 (844-4TAKEBACK) TTY 711

Approved Program Plans
Proposed Program Plans

The department will review new proposals from potential program operators beginning July 1, 2024. To submit a proposal, email us a program operator application and your proposal.

Beginning July 1, 2024, the department will also review updated plans from current approved program operators.

Program Operator Reports

MED-Project 2019 Annual Report (PDF) Does not include operational information since plan was approved May 2020.





Notes: Collection Reports only report weight of drugs collected at drop-off kiosks. Annual Reports include weights collected through all methods: kiosks, mailers, and take-back events.

RCW 69.48.100 requires program operators to submit annual collection and operations reports and requires the department to publish these reports. The department makes no statement as to the content of these reports.

Reports to the Legislature

Questions, concerns or complaints?

Contact the Department of Health by email or call 360-236-4698 if you have questions, concerns, or complaints about oversight, enforcement, and program compliance.

Contact one of the state-approved program operators with questions, concerns, or complaints about kiosks, mailers, and take-back events.

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