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1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Prescription Drug Turn In and Shred Event

  • Drug Turn In and Shred Event

Drive up and drop off your unwanted/expired prescription drugs and unwanted sensitive documents at the City of Portland's Kelly Building. Your documents will be securely shredded on site and the drugs will be safely incinerated. Keeping sensitive documents and prescription meds out of the hands of people who might misuse them is an important technique for preventing fraud and drug abuse.

Sunshine Division donation barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and gently-used clothing for needy families. Tax deduction forms will be provided.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: 4735 E. Burnside Street


Acceptable items for shred event: Up to two grocery bags of documents.

Items not accepted: Cardboard or three ring binders

Acceptable items for Rx drug turn in:

Prescription medications and samples, over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak proof containers.

Items not accepted:

Thermometers, Sharps, Syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. NO SHARPS! (To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or


Rx drug turn in contact: Mary Tompkins, City of Portland's Crime Prevention Program, 503-823-4764,

Shred event contact: Portland Police Detective Brian Sitton, 503-823-0592,

Sponsored and Organized by: Portland Police Bureau, City of Portland's Crime Prevention Program, Drug Enforcement Agency and Portland Police Sunshine Division

Locations in the Portland-metro area and Oregon to Drop Off Prescription Meds

If you can't make it to our event, here are locations that accept prescription drugs

Rx Drug Turn In-Shred Event Flyer

Flyer for the event