Get Rid of Prescription Drugs

Proper disposal of prescription drugs helps reduce drug abuse and maintain water quality. The Salem Police Department provides a drug disposal box in the lobby of the police station for people in the community to use. Federal and state rules require care homes and clinics to use a garbage collection service.

The disposal box is open every day.

Acceptable items

  • Expired or unused prescription tablets and capsules removed from packaging and placed loosely in a re-sealable plastic bag.
  • Inhalers
  • Medication patches

Unacceptable items

  • Liquids (including insulin and insulin pens)
  • Needles
  • Syringes
  • Medical waste
  • Personal cleanliness products
  • Samples and medincines from care homes and doctor offices.

You can get rid of medicines at home using guidelines from the US Environmental Protection Agency.

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Salem Police Department
555 Liberty ST SE RM 130
Salem OR 97301
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