The Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program and the Portland Police Bureau will hold a Prescription Drug Turn In event on Saturday April 28th, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at three locations in the City of Portland.
Event: Prescription Drug Turn In. This is a free event.
When: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Where: Fred Meyer – Gateway, 1111 NE 102nd Avenue
Contact: Katherine Anderson Crime Prevention Coordinator 503-823-3432
Look for the Portland Police Bureau mobile precinct in the parking lot next to NE 102nd Avenue. If you can't make the East Portland location, the other events held in Portland on Saturday, April 28th from 10am to 2pm:
1. Fred Meyer-North Interstate 7404 N Interstate Avenue
2. Mirabella Retirement Community, 3550 Southwest Bond Avenue
Portland Police Officers and Crime Prevention staff will be on site for the anonymous turn in of unused or expired prescription medications, to share information about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and to answer community and media questions regarding this issue. All medications will be incinerated. Please consolidate all pills by putting them into a sealed sandwich baggy if you have a large amount to dispose of. Make sure that liquids are in a tightly sealed, leak proof container. NO SHARPS!
Acceptable items for disposal: Prescription medications and samples, all 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.