Drug Take Back Event Spring 2023
To help community members properly dispose of unwanted or expired medications, the City is holding a one-day-only drug take-back event. This collection event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center, 505 G Avenue. This event will be a drive-thru collection - please stay in your vehicles.
In addition to prescription and over-the-counter medications, the following will be accepted:
- Vape pens and E-cigarettes WITHOUT batteries will be accepted. Batteries must be removed ahead of time or they will not be accepted.
- Unknown medicines and veterinary medications.
The following items will not be accepted:
- Medications from businesses such as nursing homes, doctor’s offices or any other institution or business - this collection event is for individual households only. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Hirshberger at 503-675-3992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- EpiPens, intra-venous solutions, injectables, inhalers, syringes, chemotherapy medications, vaping devices that have batteries that cannot be removed, or medical waste. For information on how you can safely dispose of these items, call Metro Recycling at 503-234-3000.
Please put all pill/tablet medications into a sealed plastic baggie or leave them in their original container (if in original container, cross out personal information). If you bring in a liquid, gel or cream medication, please put the bottle or tube in a sealable plastic bag to prevent leaks.
For more disposal options, visit www.lakeoswego.city/police/drug-medicine-disposal.