Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in association with hundreds of law enforcement, public health and other organizations, conducts this National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Last year, Americans turned in 366 tons (over 730,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 12 previous Take-Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 7.1 million pounds — more than 3,500 tons — of pills.
More than two dozen collection events will take place in Oregon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For details on event locations and times, visit the Drug Enforcement Administration website. You can select events by city, county and zip code.
The collection events help people dispose of drugs in a way that’s safe for both people an