Secure Medicine Return Program Operational in Skagit County

(SKAGIT COUNTY)– The Secure Medicine Return program operated by MED-Project LLC is up and running in Skagit County. MED-Project is the pharmaceutical stewardship organization selected to implement the Secure Medicine Return Ordinance (Skagit County Code 12.20) passed by the Skagit County Board of Health. Removing unneeded medicine from our homes helps keep our families, friends and the environment safe.

Secure Medicine Return through MED-Project provides access to safe medicine disposal for all Skagitonians at no charge. Prescription medicines, legally prescribed controlled substances (e.g. narcotics and stimulants), over the counter medicines, and pet medications can all be disposed of through this program.

Disposal methods offered through MED-Project:


· Drop Boxes: Deposit medicine in drop boxes located at select Skagit County pharmacies and law enforcement agencies. Current Drop Box locations are listed at: https://med-project.org/. Continue to check the website as the program will expand collection locations throughout 2019.

· Mailer Sent to Individuals: Order pre-paid, pre-addressed no-cost medicine return mailers, to be sent directly to your home. Please go to https://med-project.org/ or call 1-844-633-7765 to order mailers. You can get standard mailers or special mailers for inhalers and prefilled auto-injectors.

· Mailers Distribution Locations: Pick up a no-cost mailer at participating municipal building like fire stations, city halls and libraries. Continue to check https://med-project.org/ for an up to date and ever growing list of mailer distribution location near you.

For additional information on the Secure Medicine Return program please visit www.skagitcounty.net/medicinereturn or call Skagit County Department of Public Health at 360-416-1500.