News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Sept. 18, 2014, 3:57 p.m.
Media and Interested Parties
Oak Grove residents: Want to safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription drugs?
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will hold a no-questions-asked "Prescription Drug Take-Back" on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oak Lodge Sanitary (14611 SE River Rd., Milwaukie, OR 97267) [ map: http://goo.gl/maps/T8A3P ]
Sheriff's Office deputies will be on hand to accept unwanted medications at your driver's-side door.
Prescription medications are among the most commonly abused drugs, so it is important to dispose of them safely after they're no longer needed by the patient. Flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet can be dangerous both for the community and local wildlife, so take-back programs like this are the best option for disposing of unused prescription drugs.
If you can't make the Sept. 20 event, Clackamas County also has convenient permanent drop-boxes in ten locations around Clackamas County. A full list of drop-box locations can be found in this 2013 press release.
NOTE: A second, larger-scale "Drug Take-Back" is also set for the following Saturday, Sept. 27. A press release on this larger collection event will go out next week.
For more information, contact the Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit at 503-785-5077 or by email.
Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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