(October 27, 2022) – Flushing medications means they can get into our water system which can impact fish, wildlife, and you.
On Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the public may turn in unused and expired medications to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office in the parking lot of the Public Safety Training Center (12700 SE 82nd Ave, Clackamas). This is a no-questions-asked opportunity for drugs to be properly turned in and safely destroyed via incineration.
Drugs allowed for this event include:
- Prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs to include: tablets, capsules, medicinal creams, patches and vet meds.
- Vaping devices and cartridges may be turned in, provided lithium batteries are removed.
- Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs will NOT be accepted.
This is the perfect opportunity to safely dispose of medications and help keep them out of our waterways.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) coordinates twice-yearly turn-in events with local law enforcement. For more information — or to find a drop-off location closer to you — visit https://takebackday.dea.gov