Flushing medications means they can get into our water system which can impact fish, wildlife, and you. National Drug Take Back Day is on Saturday, April 24 and it's the perfect opportunity to safely dispose of medications and help keep them out of our waterways.
Take your used, unwanted, and/or expired prescription medicine from your cabinets to have them properly disposed of at the Public Training Center located at 12700 SE 82nd Ave Clackamas, OR 97015 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 24.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) coordinates twice-yearly turn-in events with local law enforcement. 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.
For more information, or to find a drop off location closer to you, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov
A flyer for Saturday's event is linked above.