Meds Take-Back Event by Mail

Every year, the City holds two very popular Meds Take-Back events in the spring and fall. With the coronavirus epidemic underway, these events have been cancelled nationwide, but the City's Healthy Youth Initiative is providing residents with alternative ways to participate without even leaving the home.

All residents can request to have a mail-back envelope sent to their home to dispose of unwanted medications. Each envelope is 8 by 11 inches and holds up to 8 ounces of unwanted medicines. Simply place the unwanted medications in the pre-paid envelope and then place it directly in your mailbox for collection. There is no cost to residents to use this service. To request your envelope visit this Meds Take Back webpage.

To further ensure the safety of our youth, the Healthy Youth Initiative also offers a lockbox option at no cost during the month of April. Each lockbox is hard sided and measures 7 x 5 x 5 inches. To request a lockbox, please Email rachel.montgomery@mercergov.org and it will be mailed to your residence.

In these challenging times, every Mercer Island resident can be active in preventing prescription misuse and protecting the youth in our community.

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