Pharmaceutical Drop Box
National Drug Take Back Day|
In an effort to eliminate unused and unwanted pharmaceutical
drugs in our community, Tigard Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) is conducting a "Pharmaceutical Drug Take-Back Day."
Tigard Police invite you to participate in this locally held event to help
reduce the illegal use and dangers of prescription drugs to those other
than whom it was intended.
Please mark your calendar for Saturday, September 27, 2014. A drop-off site will
be in the parking lot at Tigard City Hall located at 13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous.
What to bring?
Expired or unwanted prescription medications
Medication from deceased family members
Drugs that didnít work for you, a family member or pet
Unneeded over-the-counter medicines
The unwanted drugs can be in either the original container or combined in another container or bag. The
labels from prescription containers may be removed or covered with a permanent marker if desired. We cannot accept
thermometers, syringes or needles, medical waste, illegal drugs (such as marijuana or methamphetamine),
IV solutions, lotions or creams. Also, medications from nursing homes, doctorsí offices or any type of
medical facility or business will not be accepted.
Questions? Please call 503-718-2561.
A pharmaceutical drop-box has been installed inside
the Tigard Police Department lobby, adjacent to Tigard City Hall located at
13125 SW Hall Blvd. The drop box allows citizens to dispose of unwanted,
unused or expired medications throughout the year. The Tigard Police Department
is pleased to provide the community this newly added convenience.
Tigard Police partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration over the past year by
participation in the nationally held Drug Turn-In events. Over 1400 pounds of pharmaceuticals
were collected as a result of the past three collection events held in Tigard.
Past year abuse of prescription pain-killers now ranks second-only behind marijuana as the
nationís most prevalent illegal drug problem. It became evident the community wanted options
to safely dispose of their unwanted prescription medications. To that end, Chief Orr began
steps to bring a more convenient option to Tigard residents.
For additional information, visit www.dea.gov
or contact Jim Wolf, Public Information Officer at
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone
- The Med-Return box is 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, pet medications, creams, ointments and liquid medications in leak-proof
- The drop box is not suitable for thermometers, syringes, IV bags, bio-waste,
aerosols of any type, inhalers and Epi-Pens.
- The drop box is not intended to receive large
quantities of pharmaceuticals from health care facilities.