When prescriptions are properly disposed, we prevent misuse and poisonings, and keep our waterways clean.

Leading the Charge

Prevention Works was the first coalition in Oregon to implement Prescription Take Back Days and drop boxes. 

After working with local partners, law enforcement, and the DEA on Take Back Days, Prevention Works lead collaborations on installing permanent drop boxes. These drop boxes are available to the public all year round and at multiple locations (see info below).

 

Community Partners

Thank you to Providence Seaside Hospital, Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria Police Department, Warrenton Police Department, Seaside Police Department, and Cannon Beach Police Department who provide this wonderful service and Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership who donated drop boxes.

FAQ

Where can I dispose my unwanted prescriptions?

  • Astoria Police Department (available 24/7)
  • Seaside Police Department (available 24/7)
  • Providence Hospital Pharmacy (9am-7pm)
  • Columbia Memorial Hospital Pharmacy (8am-6pm)
  • Warrenton Police Department (8am-5pm)
  • Cannon Beach Police Department (8am-4pm)

Click on the map above for directions.

What can I dispose?

Prescriptions that are unused, unwanted, or expired. Drop boxes cannot be used for syringes.

What can I do to secure prescriptions I have and need?

It is best to lock up prescriptions when not in use. There are several affordable lock boxes available on Amazon.

Why not flush them down the toilet or throw them in the garbage?

Prescription drugs can effect water and soil quality. Proper disposal in drop boxes protects our environment.