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Stations Prepare for Drug Take-Back Day

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EUGENE, Ore. — National Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, but drop-off stations around Eugene are already getting the word out about the event.

Santa Clara Fire Station 1 on River Road collected 400 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs and narcotics last year. They’re back this week with posters letting people know all about it.

The effort gives people a chance to safely and legally get rid of unwanted, unused or expired drugs, no questions asked. The goal is to make sure the drugs don’t fall into the wrong hands and to protect the environment. Dumping medications in the trash can pollute landfills, and flushing them down the toilet can pollute the water system.

You can also drop off unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs at the Coburg Police Department or at Lane Community College Public Safety. Drug drop boxes will be open Saturday, Oct. 26. The service is anonymous and free.

If you have loose or liquid medication, make sure it is enclosed in secure containers before depositing.

Click here to locate other drop-off locations.

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  1. Kim McILwain says:

    I would love to drop off some medications. I/We live in Coos Bay and I think it would be wonderful to get rid of all of our unwanted scripts!

    Please let me know.
    Kim McIlwain

    1. KEZI Staff says:

      Kim,
      There is not a location in Coos Bay for this specific event, but there are prescription drop-off locations at the Coos Bay and North Bend police departments that are open.
      -KEZI 9 News

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