Disposal of prescription drugs can be difficult. Annually, the Drug Enforcement Administration sponsors a “take back” day, which is Saturday, October 23.

There will be another “take back” day in April 2022, but local residents don’t need to hold on to unused or expired prescriptions. Year-round drop-off kiosks are available at:

  • Klamath Open Door, 2074 S 6th St., Klamath Falls
  • Klamath Tribal Health Pharmacy, 330 Chiloquin Blvd., Chiloquin
  • Sky Lakes Outpatient Pharmacy, 2865 Daggett Ave., Klamath Falls
  • Sky Lakes Downtown Pharmacy, 211 North 8th St., Klamath Falls
  • Albertsons Pharmacy, 5500 S 6th St., Klamath Falls
  • Rite Aid Pharmacy, 2521 S 6th St., Klamath Falls

Tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs are accepted at the kiosks. Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs are not accepted. Vaping devices and cartridges are accepted at drop off locations, provided lithium batteries are removed.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

During the 20th National Take Back Day in April 2021, Pacific Northwest residents from Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska turned in 36,259 pounds (over 18 tons) of unwanted or expired medications at 181 Take Back sites.

For questions about medication disposal sites or the lifesaving drug, Naloxone, reach out to Miranda Hill, mhill@klamathcounty.org, or 541-882-8846. More information at www.DEAtakeback.com.