This coming Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 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).
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. This turn-in site is provided in collaboration with Oak Lodge Water Service District.
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.
ADDITIONAL FDA RESOURCES:
A few additional resources on safe drug disposal from the FDA:
- Overview of how to dispose of unused medicines
- YouTube version of the FDA's overview
- FDA "Flush List" for flushable liquid medicines
- Information on disposing of liquid medicine NOT on the FDA's "flush list"
Sgt. Marcus Mendoza
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Unit