Lake Oswego holds drug take-back event
Lake Oswego community members will have the opportunity to drop off their unwanted or expired household medications in a safe manner at the Adult Community Center this month.
People can attend the single-day drug take-back event at the ACC, 505 G Ave., Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, the event will be a drive-thru collection and face masks will be required at the drop-off site.
Not only are prescription and over-the-counter medications being accepted, both unknown and veterinary medications are being accepted as well. People can also dispose of vape pens and e-cigarettes without the batteries.
All pills and tablet medications should be inside a plastic bag and not a plastic medication container. If there are medications in liquid or cream form, place the bottle or tube in a plastic bag to prevent leaks.
While many disposals will be accepted, there are several items that will not be accepted including medications from businesses, intravenous solutions, syringes, inhalers and EpiPens.
For information on how to dispose of these, and other similar items, call Metro Recycling at 503-234-3000.
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