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Drug take-back offered in Clark County in late October

By , Columbian staff writer
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From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24, people can drop off unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medication for a free and safe disposal at four Clark County sites.

The drug take-back will follow physical distancing guidelines, as participants will remain in their vehicle and use a drive-thru to dispose of medications, which can include pet medications, vaping devices and e-cigarettes without batteries.

All four sites will follow guidelines for face coverings, sanitizing and disinfecting. The locations are:

• Kaiser Permanente Orchards, 7101 N.E. 137th Ave., Vancouver.

• PeaceHealth Southwest Urgent Care, 33rd and Main streets (South Back Lot), Vancouver.

• Battle Ground Police Department, 507 S.W. First St., Battle Ground.

• Washougal Silver Star Search & Rescue, 1220 A St., Washougal.

Medications may remain in original containers and labels do not need to be removed. Medications not in original containers will also be accepted.

Vaping devices and e-cigarettes without batteries will be accepted for free safe disposal at all four event sites, according to a news release. If batteries aren’t removable, check with electronic chain stores to ask if they accept these devices for proper disposal or contact your local Hazardous Material Transfer Stations.

Sharps and syringes will only be accepted for disposal at the PeaceHealth Southwest Urgent Care event site.

For more information about free year-round medication disposal locations in Clark and Skamania counties visit: https://www.preventcoalition.org/resources/meds.

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