Pollution Prevention (P2) Tips
Drug take back boxes in Lane County
Disposing of unwanted or expired medication in an environmentally sound way has never been easier! Many Lane county police and sheriff offices host drug disposal boxes which are available to the public for free. Disposal is simple and anonymous.

Please bring unwanted or expired prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins and pet medicines. Bring your medicine in a bag or container and discard it in one of the secure drop boxes. Medicines can remain in original containers with labels but this not necessary.

Please do not bring needles, syringes, IV bags, chemotherapy drugs or liquids.

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


Cottage Grove City of Cottage Grove
400 E. Main Street
Cottage Grove, OR

Lobby at City Hall
Open 24 hours

Eugene City of Eugene Police Dept.
300 Country Club Road
Eugene, OR

Lobby - drop box
Open 24 hours

Eugene Lane County Sheriff’s Office
125 E. 8th Avenue
Eugene, OR

Lobby - drop box
(excluding legal holidays)

Junction City Junction City Police Dept.
900 Greenwood St.
Junction City, OR

Lobby - drop box
Open 24 hours

Oakridge City of Oakridge
76435 Ash St.
Oakridge, OR

Lobby of Police Department
Open 24 hours

City of Springfield Police Dept.
230 Fourth Street
Springfield, OR
Justice Center Lobby
(excluding legal holidays)

Additional Information
Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission
Lane County:
Local Prescription Drug Take Back Program Rolls Out
Oregon DEQ:
Managing Unwanted Pharmaceuticals
Oregon Health Authority:
Prescription Drug Take-Back and Disposal