News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
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" this Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Center (12700 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas, OR 97015). [ map ]
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's 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 April 30 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.
For more information, contact the Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit at 503-785-5077 or by email.
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office