National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 27

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 27
Posted on 10/23/2018

Do you have unwanted or expired medications at your home?  The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to help you safely dispose of prescription drugs while educating the community about the potential for abuse of medications. 

This is a no-questions-asked prescription drug drop off in effort to prevent the unsafe disposal of prescription medications, and to prevent medications from being stolen or abused.

This is the 9th year that this event has been held nationally at over 6,000 sites across the country.  The DEA has collected 9,964,714 pounds of prescription drugs since the fall of 2010.   

Help us in the fight against prescription drug addiction and check your medicine cabinet for prescription drugs that are expired or that you no longer use.

Bring your unwanted, outdated, or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications to the following location for safe disposal:


Where: Veneta Bi-Mart

               25126 Jeans Road, Veneta

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Acceptable items: Prescription medications, over the counter medications, vitamins, drug samples, pet medications, ointments, lotions, and liquid medicines in glass or leak proof containers.

We are unable to accept: Needles, thermometers, bloody or infectious waste, medications from businesses, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, and diabetic meters.


If you are unable to attend the Drug Take Back Event and you have medications you would like to dispose of, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office has a Drug Drop Box located in our Central Reception lobby in the Lane County Courthouse that is available to accept medications (no appointment necessary) Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, excluding legal holidays.