Prescription Drug Drop Box

Sheriff's Office BadgeThe Lane County Sheriff's Office provides a secure prescription drop box for residents to turn in their unwanted, outdated, and expired household medicines safely. The program is provided free of charge and is aimed at reducing the risk of household medicines being misused, abused, accidentally consumed by children, or improperly disposed of through wastewater or septic systems. Medications can be dropped off at Central Reception during regular business hours. The Sheriff's Office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.

 Prescription Drug Drop Box Guidelines

 Allowable Items:  Items Not Allowed:
  • Prescription medications
  • Over the counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Drug samples
  • Pet medications
  • Ointments
  • Lotions
  • Liquid medications in glass or
    leak proof containers
  • Loose pills - pills must be in a
    closed container or sealed bag
  • Needles
  • Thermometers
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Medications from businesses
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Aerosol cans
  • Inhalers


Drop boxes are also located at the Cottage Grove Police Department and the Oakridge Police Department.  Please contact any of these sites for information about their hours.