National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will sponsor a National Drug Turn-In event, on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous. The drop site is located in the parking lot of City Hall, at 13125 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard.
The department invites residents to take advantage of this local event to help reduce illegal drug use and keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.
What to bring:
- Expired or unwanted prescription medications.
- Medication from deceased family members.
- Drugs that didn’t work for you, a family member or pet.
- Unneeded over-the-counter medicines.
The unwanted drugs can be in either the original container or combined with other pharmaceuticals in another container or bag. The labels from prescription containers may remain, be removed or covered with a permanent marker if desired.
We cannot accept thermometers, syringes or needles, medical waste, IV solutions, lotions or creams. Also, medications from nursing homes, doctors’ offices or any type of medical facility or business will not be accepted.
More information can be obtained by calling 503-718-2561. Details on the DEA National Drug Turn-In can be found at www.dea.gov.
Year-Round Disposal Unit Available
A drug collection unit has been installed inside the Tigard Police Department lobby, adjacent to Tigard City Hall located at 13125 SW Hall Blvd. The drug collection unit allows citizens to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medications throughout the year. The Tigard Police Department is pleased to provide this community service.
- The drug collection unit is typically available during police lobby hours, everyday from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m.
- Acceptable items for return are prescription medications and samples, all over-the-counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, creams, ointments and liquid medications in leak-proof containers.
- The drug collection unit is not suitable for thermometers, syringes, IV bags, bio-waste, aerosols of any type, inhalers and Epi-Pens.
- The drug collection unit is not intended to receive large quantities of pharmaceuticals from health care facilities.