What to do with Leftover Medicines
Follow the links below to find locations for leftover medication take-back in your state. Those with the most information are listed first.
Indicates that a collection site is located within a police station/law enforcement facility.This type of site generally accepts controlled substances.
Indicates that a collection site is located within a pharmacy. This type of site does NOT accept controlled substances.
Oregon DEQ provides a map of take-back locations that residents can use to search for collection sites at local police departments/law enforcement facilities. In the middle of the page, under the bullet "Do,” find links to a map and a list of permanent collection sites, as well as information on national DEA-sponsored take-back days.
Note:Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted, and to confirm hours of operation.
By entering your zip code in the search field of this locator tool, you can find take-back locations at community pharmacies across Oregon. Additionally the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) offers Dispose My Meds information and resources to help pharmacies create programs that allow patients to safely dispose of unused and expired medicines. Click here for a full list of NCPA’s partners supporting this effort.
Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances.
Use this interactive map tool to find medication take-back locations at law enforcement agencies in Oregon. The American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) is a community based public health initiative, in participation with local law enforcement, designed to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. The initiative organizes a nationwide day of pharmaceutical waste disposal on the second Saturday of November each year in communities across the country. Click here for a list of AMCC’s partners supporting this effort.
Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.
Click on the image below to download our leftover medicine fact sheet.