Safe Disposal

Safe Disposal Events

Communities throughout Oregon may have prescription drug “take-back” events scheduled. Some of these events occur at the same time as secure document shredding or other public safety related disposal activities. If you do not see an event listed which is near you, your local law enforcement agency or substance abuse prevention team may be aware of dates and times of these special events.

Upcoming Take-Back Event:

When: Saturday, April 28 2018 from 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Walgreens at 2727 NE Hwy 20 Bend, OR 97701 OR Shopko Pharmacy at 60 NE Bend River Mall Dr. Bend, OR 97701

Information: Bend PD officers and staff members will be on-site at both locations collecting controlled, non-controlled, and OTC medications (including liquids in sealed containers). They cannot accept intra-venous solutions, injectables, syringes, chemotherapy medications, or medical waste. The program is anonymous and voluntary, and no attempts to inventory medications or identify depositors will be made.

Safe disposal units are also available in many communities. Check the Safe Disposal page for more information.