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Drug Take Back Event

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Drive by and drop off unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications at the National Drug Take Back Day event on Saturday, April 24th.

The Tigard Police Department is hosting this event to make it easier for residents to safely discard medications to keep them out of our waterways and prevent their misuse and abuse.  

Event details: 

  • Date/Time: Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.  
  • Location: Tigard City Hall, 13125 SW Hall Boulevard
  • This service is free and anonymous.
  • Drugs turned in will be securely incinerated.

Event Requirements to ensure safety during COVID-19:

Participants must:

  • Mask up,
  • Have drugs ready for a quick drop off and
  • Drive up only. In order to limit contact, we are discouraging community members from walking up to our booth to drop off medications. 

What to bring/instructions:

  • All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted.
  • Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain tightly sealed in their original container to prevent leakage. 
  • Over-the-counter medicines can be dropped off. We don't accept non-medicated shampoos, soaps or lotions. 
  • Drugs can either be left in the original container or combined with other medications in another container or bag. The labels from prescription containers can be left on or removed. We do recommend that you cover sensitive information with a permanent marker.

We cannot accept:

  • Thermometers, intra-venous solutions, EpiPens, injectables, syringes, chemotherapy medications or any medical waste due to potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens.
  • Medications from nursing homes, doctors’ offices or any type of medical facility or business.
  • Illicit substances such as methamphetamine. 
  • Combustible and vaping products. 

For more information, email askTigardPolice@tigard-or.gov or call 503-718-2814.

This event is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). To find out more about the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back event, click here.


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Día Nacional de Devolución de Medicamentos Recetados
Sábado, 24 de abril, de 10 a. m. a 2 p. m.

Venga en coche a dejar sus medicamentos recetados y sin receta que estén vencidos o que ya no quiera en el evento del Día Nacional de Devolución de Medicamentos Recetados, el sábado, 24 de abril.

El Departamento de Policía de Tigard está organizando este evento para que sea más fácil para los residentes desechar los medicamentos de forma segura, con el fin de mantenerlos fuera de nuestros canales de agua y prevenir que se abuse o se haga uso incorrecto de los mismos.  

Detalles del evento: 

  • Fecha/hora: sábado, 24 de abril de 2021 de 10 a. m. a 2 p. m.  
  • Lugar: Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de Tigard, 13125 SW Hall Boulevard
  • Este servicio es gratuito y anónimo.
  • Los medicamentos que se entreguen se incinerarán de forma segura.

Requisitos del evento para garantizar la seguridad durante el COVID-19:

Los participantes deben:

  • Usar cubrebocas,
  • Tener listos los medicamentos para entregarlos rápidamente y
  • Venir en coche únicamente. Con el fin de limitar el contacto, les estamos recomendando a los miembros de la comunidad que no se acerquen a pie a nuestro stand para la entrega medicamentos. 

Qué traer/instrucciones:

  • Todos los productos farmacéuticos de dosis sólidas y los líquidos dentro de recipientes del consumidor pueden aceptarse.
  • Los productos líquidos, como el jarabe para la tos, deben estar bien sellados en su envase original para prevenir derrames. 
  • Se pueden entregar medicamentos sin receta. No aceptamos champús, jabones o cremas no medicados. 
  • Los medicamentos pueden entregarse en su envase original o combinarse con otros medicamentos en otro envase o bolsa. Puede dejar las etiquetas de los envases de medicamentos recetados tal cual o puede eliminarlas. Le recomendamos que cubra la información confidencial con un marcador permanente.

No podemos aceptar:

  • Termómetros, soluciones intravenosas, EpiPens, inyectables, jeringas, medicamentos de quimioterapia o cualquier desecho médico debido a los riesgos potenciales que representan los patógenos transmitidos por la sangre.
  • Medicamentos de asilos, consultorios médicos o cualquier otro tipo de centro o negocio médico.
  • Sustancias ilícitas, como por ejemplo, metanfetaminas. 
  • Productos inflamables y productos de vapeo. 

Para obtener más información, envíe un correo electrónico a askTigardPolice@tigard-or.gov o llame al 503-718-2814.

Este evento está recibiendo el patrocinio de la Administración de Control de Drogas (DEA, por sus siglas en inglés). Para encontrar más información sobre el evento del Día Nacional de Devolución de Medicamentos Recetados de la DEA, haga clic aquí.

Tigard Police Remove Drug Disposal Box

 Tigard Police Remove Drug Disposal Unit

(May 28, 2020)
Med Return BoxAfter more than ten years in operation, the Tigard Police Department has removed the prescription drug disposal unit from our lobby. In the last three years alone, the department has safely disposed of an average of 1600 pounds per year.

Tigard Police installed the unit over ten years ago because disposal options for prescription drugs were limited to law enforcement agencies. Tigard Police wanted to prevent prescription drugs from polluting our waterways and being misused, especially by teenagers who might access drugs in the home.

There are now more options for disposal. Within the last few years, pharmacies have been permitted by the DEA to accept discarded prescription medications and an increasing number are voluntarily participating in these take back efforts. Additionally the State of Oregon will require drug manufacturers to take back medications in upcoming months, increasing the number of options available to our community.

The decision was a difficult one to make. Space limitations in our lobby and evidence storage room as well as the staff time required to manage the unit were factors in the decision to remove it. 

Tigard Police will continue participating in the twice-yearly DEA Drug Tack Back events that allow for the efficient and convenient collection of unused and expired medications.

We would like to thank Tigard Turns the Tide, an organization that helps prevent substance abuse in youth, who supplied the box for us. We have appreciated our partnership over the years. 

 

If you are unable to attend the drug take back event, here are some alternative disposal locations in our area:

CVS Pharmacy
9009 SW Hall Blvd
Tigard, OR 97223
503-639-3446

Walgreens Pharmacy
13939 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR 97223
503-670-9812

Walgreens Pharmacy
14600 SW Murray Scholls Dr
Beaverton, OR 97007
503-579-1878

Credena Health Pharmacy St Vincent
9155 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
503-216-2630

Meridian Park Medical Center Community Pharmacy
19300 SW 65th Ave
Tualatin, OR 97062
503-413-5702

Tualatin Police Dept.
8650 SW Tualatin Road
Tualatin, OR  97062
503-691-4800

For additional locations, visit the Drug Enforcement Association website.

For information on Sharps or medical waste disposal, visit METRO.
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