Permanent Drug Collection Boxes in Oregon

More than 50 Oregon communities have established permanent, free collection boxes for disposal of unused or expired prescriptions drugs that are open year-round. The form of drugs accepted varies by location. In general, all locations will accept drugs in pill/capsule form, but are not likely to accept “sharps” (e.g., hypodermic needles) or mercury-containing thermometers. Acceptance of medical creams varies.