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Tigard Police Department

Drug Collection Unit

Drug take back day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will sponsor a National Drug Turn-In event, on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  The service is free and anonymous. The drop site is located in the parking lot of City Hall, at 13125 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard.

The department invites residents to take advantage of this local event to help reduce illegal drug use and keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.

What to bring:

  • Expired or unwanted prescription medications.
  • Medication from deceased family members.
  • Drugs that didn’t work for you, a family member or pet.
  • Drugs no longer used.
  • Unneeded over-the-counter medicines.

The unwanted drugs can be in either the original container or combined with other pharmaceuticals in another container or bag. The labels from prescription containers may remain, be removed or covered with a permanent marker if desired.

We cannot accept thermometers, syringes or needles, medical waste, IV solutions, lotions or creams. Also, medications from nursing homes, doctors’ offices or any type of medical facility or business will not be accepted.

More information can be obtained by calling 503-718-2561. Details on the DEA National Drug Turn-In can be found at www.dea.gov.


Nearby law enforcement agencies providing collection drop off sites:

  • Beaverton Police Dept.
    4755 SW Griffith Drive
    Beaverton, OR  97005
    503-526-2261
  • Sherwood Police Dept.
    20495 SW Borchers Dr.
    Sherwood, OR  97140
    503-625-5523
  • Tualatin Police Dept.
    8650 SW Tualatin Road
    Tualatin, OR  97062
    503-691-4800

Year-round Disposal Unit Available
A drug collection unit has been installed inside the Tigard Police Department lobby, adjacent to Tigard City Hall located at 13125 SW Hall Blvd. The drug collection unit allows citizens to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medications throughout the year. The Tigard Police Department is pleased to provide the community with this newly added convenience.

In its eleven previous National Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2.8 million pounds—more than 1,400 tons—of pharmaceuticals. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. 

  • The drug collection unit is typically 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 containers.
  • The drug collection unit is not suitable for thermometers, syringes, IV bags, bio-waste, aerosols of any type, inhalers and Epi-Pens.
  • The drug collection unit is not intended to receive large quantities of pharmaceuticals from health care facilities.
For additional information, visit METRO, www.dea.gov or contact Jim Wolf, Public Information Officer at jim@tigard-or.gov or phone 503-718-2561.

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