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Community members can dispose of unwanted, expired household medications at 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 Christ Church Episcopal Parish the end of April.

People can attend the single-day drug take-back event at the church, 1060 Chandler Road, Saturday, April 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 dropoff site.

Aside from prescription and over-the-counter medications being accepted, people can dispose of vape pens and e-cigarettes — without the batteries — and unknown medications and veterinary medications.

All pills and tablet medications should be inside a sealed plastic bag or the original packaging (make sure to cross out personal information). If there are medications in liquid or cream form, place the bottle or tube in a sealed 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.

For more information, visit the city's website.


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