We all have a role to play in protecting our region’s water resources from pharmaceuticals and other commonly used personal care products that could affect water quality. Unlike in TV and movies, it’s not safe to flush medications, which can cause problems for sewer systems or local streams. Disposing of medications safely can also help reduce prescription drug abuse among kids and teens and avoid accidental consumption by pets and children.
Free and Safe Medication Disposal
Just like with computers and paint, proper medication disposal is required in Oregon. Visit Oregon’s Safe Drug Disposal website and enter your zip code to find approved drop-off locations for your prescription and over-the-counter medications.