DRUG TAKE BACK BOXES IN LANE COUNTY

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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:

  • Coburg Police Department

91069 N. Willamette
Coburg, OR
541-682-7853
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

 

  • City of Cottage Grove

400 E. Main Street
Cottage Grove, OR
541-942-5501
Lobby at City Hall, Open 24 hours
 

  • City of Eugene Police DepARTMENT

300 Country Club Road
Eugene, OR
541-682-5111
Lobby - drop box, Open 24 hours
 

  • Lane County Sheriff’s Office

125 E. 8th Avenue
Eugene, OR
541-682-4150
Lobby - drop box, 8am-5pm Monday-Friday (excluding legal holidays)
 

  • Junction City Police Department

900 Greenwood Street
Junction City, OR
541-682-4150
Lobby - drop box, Open 24 hours
 

  • City of Oakridge

76435 Ash Street
Oakridge, OR
541-782-4232
Lobby of Police Department, Open 24 hours
 

  • City of Springfield Police Department

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


Additional Links

Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission
Drug Take Back
Lane County:
Prescription Drug Drop Box
Oregon DEQ:
Managing Unwanted Pharmaceuticals
Oregon Health Authority:
Prescription Drug Take-Back and Disposal