National Drug Take Back Initiative

Mark your calendar for the National Drug Take Back Event
on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10am–2pm.

Got Medicine? Many people are surprised to discover the amount of unused prescription drugs and over the counter medicine that have accumulated in their own home over time. Through a “Drug Take Back Program” you can properly dispose of expired or unwanted prescription medications, unknown tablets or capsules, unwanted over-the-counter medications and veterinary medications.

On Saturday, April 27, you can turn in expired or unused medicine to a drop-site nearest you

This list is subject to change. Please check back.


Hubbard Police Department
3720 2nd Street
For more information, contact the Hubbard Police Department at 503-981-8738.


Parking lot of the former Roth’s Fresh Market
5013 River Road N.
For more information, contact the Keizer Police Department at 503-856-3475.


Peace Plaza
555 Liberty Street SE
Located between Salem City Hall and the Salem Public Library
Drive right up to drop location by entering the plaza from Commercial Street SE.
For more information, contact the Salem Police Department at 503-588-6123.

Roth’s Fresh Food Market
702 Lancaster Drive NE
For more information, contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503- 588-5094.


Stayton Public Library
515 North 1st Avenue
For more information, contact the Stayton Police Department at 503-769-3421.


Turner Fire Station
7605 Third Street SE
For more information, contact the Turner Police Department at 503-743-2588
or Turner City Hall at 503-743-2155.

Live outside of Marion County? Visit the D.E.A. National Take Back Event page to search
for a site near you.

What to Bring

  • Expired or unwanted prescription medications
  • Unneeded over-the-counter medication
  • Drugs that didn’t work for you, a family member, or pet
  • Drugs that are no longer used
  • Medication from deceased family members
  • Unknown tablets and capsules

Please leave all medicines in their original containers if possible.

What NOT to Bring

  • Thermometers
  • Needles/syringes
  • Medical waste of any type
  • Over the-counter items that are not medicines
  • Bathroom Products (shampoo, hair spray, deodorant, and other hygiene products, etc.)
  • Bug repellent, leaking liquid containers and nutritional products, etc.

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