Linn County Prescription Drug and Over-the-Counter Medicine Drop-off Sites
Prescription drug drop-off sites provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. These Linn County sites can be used to dispose of any unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications in your home.
Accepted: Any type of prescription and/or over-the-counter medications are acceptable. Make sure lids are on tight if they are liquid.
Not accepted: Intravenous solutions, injectables, syringes, medical waste or any type of needles are not accepted.
Linn County Safe Disposal Locations
- Linn County Sheriff’s Office – 1115 SE Jackson Street – 541-967-3950
- Albany Police Department – 2600 Pacific Blvd SW – 541-917-7680
- Lebanon Justice Center – 40 N. 2nd Street – 541-451-1751
- Sweet Home Police Dept. – 1950 Main Street – 541-367-5181
- Additionally, medication drop boxes are available at many local pharmacies. Find local disposal sites here.
Safe Disposal Events
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) holds a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day twice a year in April and October. These are usually held on the last Saturday of the month between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm. Sites are set up throughout communities nationwide so local residents can return their unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal. As each Take Back Day approaches, their website is continuously updated with new collection locations. Check here for current dates and locations or call the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 541-967-3950.
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