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.