Pollution Prevention (P2) Tips
Drug take back boxes in Lane County
Unwanted or expired prescription drugs around the house?  Take them to one of the collection locations in Lane County.

Why use the Drug Take Back Box?
Keep our waterways clean! Oregon Department of Environmental Quality sampling has found trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in some Oregon streams and rivers, and even groundwater. Do NOT flush unwanted medications down the toilet. This leads to the wastewater treatment plant, and eventually, our waterways.
Reduce prescription drug abuse, especially among kids and teens. More teens abuse prescription drugs than cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine combined. Teens say prescription drugs are widely available from a variety of sources, including their home medicine cabinets, and those of friends and relatives.
Reduce avoidable poisonings of pets and children.  Taking your drugs to a collection box is an easy way to keep medications away from kids and pets.


Drug Take Back Locations:
Location Drop Off Site Hours of Operation
Coburg Coburg Police Department
91069 N. Willamette
Coburg, OR
541-682-7853

9am-5pm
Monday-Friday

Cottage Grove City of Cottage Grove
400 E. Main Street
Cottage Grove, OR
541-942-5501

Lobby at City Hall
8am-5pm
Monday-Friday

Eugene City of Eugene Police Dept.
300 Country Club Road
Eugene, OR
541-682-5111

Lobby - drop box
Open 24 hours



Eugene Lane County Sheriff’s Office
125 E. Eight Avenue
Eugene, OR
541-682-4150

Lobby - drop box
9am-5pm
Monday-Friday
(excluding legal holidays)

Florence Florence Justice Center
900 Greenwood Street
Florence, OR
541-997-3515

Justice Center Lobby
Open 24 hours
Oakridge City of Oakridge
76435 Ash St.
Oakridge, OR
541-782-4232

Lobby of Police Department
Open 24 hours

Springfield
City of Springfield Police Dept.
230 Fourth Street
Springfield, OR
541-726-3714
Justice Center Lobby
8am-5pm
Monday-Friday
(excluding legal holidays)





Additional Information
Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission
www.mwmcpartners.org/drug_take_back.html
Lane County:
Local Prescription Drug Take Back Program Rolls Out
Oregon DEQ:
Managing Unwanted Pharmaceuticals
Oregon Health Authority:
Prescription Drug Take-Back and Disposal