Clean Water Services is working to protect Tualatin Basin water resources from pharmaceuticals and other commonly used personal care products that could affect water quality. This includes collaborating with the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 2002 to test for commonly used drugs in Fanno Creek (for which only trace levels were found showing that the Durham Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility effectively removed most of the drugs targeted in the study) and working to pass Oregon Senate bill 737 in 2007 to protect waterways. We also are working to help you find places to properly dispose of unused/expired medications.
Have you been wondering about the best way to dispose of unwanted or expired medications? Bring your prescription and over-the-counter medications to a free disposal site to help reduce prescription drug abuse among kids and teens, avoid accidental consumption by pets and children and keep our waterways clean. The locations below have permanent disposals:
Take part in National Drug Take-Back Day from 10 am - 2 pm on Saturday, October 28. Search the database to find locations near you.