Safely disposing of unused or expired medication is a common problem for patients. Law enforcement will host a Drug Take Back Day at sites across Oregon on Saturday, April 27. Any expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at these sites in Lane County:

Springfield Justice Center
Eugene Police Department
Lane County Sheriff’s Office
Florence Police Department
Junction City Police Department
Coburg Police Department
Cottage Grove Police Department
Oakridge Police Department

For other drop site locations around Oregon, click here.

The take back only includes pills and patches, not liquids, sharps or needles. This is a free and anonymous service, no questions asked.

Why is this important?
Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue and can lead to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose.

According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.