National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will sponsor a national drug turn-in event, on Saturday, October 26, 2019 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 Tigard Police 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. Drugs turned in will be securely incinerated.
What to bring:
- Expired or unwanted prescription medications for you, a family member or pet.
- Medication from deceased family members.
- Unneeded over-the-counter medicines. Please don't bring non-medicated shampoos, soaps, or lotions.
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 as well as intra-venous solutions, injectables, syringes, chemotherapy medications, or any medical waste due to potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens. 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 emailing askTigardPolice@tigard-or.gov or calling 503-718-2814. 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 and pet medications.
- The drug collection unit is not suitable for liquids, 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.