Today, Saturday April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau will host a prescription drug turn-in and shred event at Southeast Precinct, located at 4735 East Burnside Street.
This event is a partnership between the City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention Program, the Portland Police Bureau, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Portland Police Bureau's Sunshine Division, and Wells Fargo.
Community members can come and drop off unwanted or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal and unwanted sensitive documents for secure shredding on site.
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.
Acceptable items for the prescription drug turn in include: any 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. To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or http://www.oregonmetro.gov
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.
A printable flyer is available for download by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/article/545037