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Community & Civic Life

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Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

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

Prescription Drug Turn In and Shred Event

  • 2019 Drug Turn-in, Shred Event & Electronics Recycle



Saturday April 27th, 2019, 10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.

4735 E Burnside St.

Event Starts NO EARLIER than 10AM -- Ends at 2PM or when the trucks are filled to capacity

Rx Drug Disposal

Document Shredding

Sunshine Division Donations


Drive, walk or bike-up and drop off your unwanted/expired prescription drugs and sensitive documents. Drugs will be safely incinerated and documents will be securely shredded. By participating, you reduce the risk of identity theft and misuse of prescription drugs.

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

This FREE community shred event, prescription drug turn-in, is sponsored by the Portland Police Bureau's White-Collar Crimes Unit, Office of Community & Civic Life, and the Better Business Bureau.

*See flyer with full details  at


Did you miss the turn-in event? See what alternate options are provided in the City of Portland for proper prescription medication disposal online at



Acceptable items for Rx drug turn-in included: 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

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

Items not accepted: Cardboard or three ring binders


Rx drug turn in contact: Cassondra Rosales, 503-823-4064,

Shred event contact: Sergeant Frazier, 503-823-0897,

April 2019 Turn-in Flyer

Prescription drug and shred event flyer for April 2019

Turn-in Numbers & Details

See the full details of the Rx Drug turn-in and Document shred event, includes lists of acceptable and non-acceptable items

Alt Turn-in Options

unable to attend the Rx Drug turn-in? These are some alternate options for turn-ins