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; check by location on list linked below.
- Permanent collection boxes in Oregon – This list is maintained by the Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies and frequently updated.
- Find out if your community has authorized collectors via DEA’s website or by phoning their Call Center at 1-800-882-9539.
- Mark the next National Take-Back Day on your calendar.