The police station is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently the drug drop box inside is inaccessible. Please be patient... don’t flush your unwanted medications, but store them in a safe place until we are able to accept them once again.
We anticipate being open again to the public (by appointment only) after Governor Inslee moves the county into Phase 3. If you can't wait, the pharmacy at Central Market in Poulsbo is accepting unwanted medications.
Under normal circumstances, the Bainbridge Island Police Department accepts prescription medications for disposal Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm while the station office is open. Loose pills may be deposited directly into the disposal box or the entire container can be discarded. If you choose to dispose of the entire container, we encourage you to remove the label or obscure your personal information with a permanent marker beforehand. Law enforcement personnel may not handle the medications at any time, which means YOU must drop the items in the disposal receptacle. We cannot assist you with that.
PLEASE: No sharps, intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes, or medical waste! These items are not accepted.
The BIPD also participates in twice yearly Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) events. If you have a significant quantity of drugs you want to dispose of, you may want to wait for one of these events (usually scheduled for spring and fall) which are geared toward collecting larger quantities.