Prescription Drug Disposal
Dispose of unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs by simply dropping the drugs in the marked white drop off box located in the entranceway of the Canby Police Department – 1175 NW 3rd Ave.
Access to the drop box is convenient for customers: 24/7.
Leave all medications in their original containers if possible.
- Expired prescription medication
- Drugs that are no longer used
- Medicine from deceased family members
- Pet medications
- Unknown tablets and capsules
- Epinephrine auto injectors (EpiPens)
- Liquids or medical waste of any kind
- Medications cannot be accepted from businesses such as nursing homes,
medical offices or any other institution or business
Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise
Nearly 7 million Americans abuse prescription drugs – more than the number who abuse cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, ecstasy and inhalants combined, an 80% increase from six years ago.
There has been a dramatic increase nationwide in the number of poisonings and deaths associated with the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
More teens abuse prescription drugs than any other illicit drug other than marijuana. Teenagers aged 12 to 17 are the fastest-growing group of prescription drug abusers.
By disposing of prescription drugs safely, parents can safely remove dangerous access. For more tips on disposing of prescription drugs, click here.
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