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Prescription Drug Turn-In Program

Greater Gresham Area Prevention Partnership
The Fairview Police Department has implemented a program aimed at getting expired or unwanted prescription drugs out of the hands of the public and into the hands of law enforcement - no questions asked. A secure Prescription Collection Unit donated by the Greater Gresham Area Prevention Partnership (GGAPP) has been installed in the lobby of the Fairview Police Department and will allow citizens to anonymously dispose of their unused, expired, or unwanted prescription drugs. This is the first ongoing Prescription Drug Turn-In Program in East County. 
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Officer Throwing Pills away_thumb.png  Teenage Drug Abuse
Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Oregon and throughout the United States, especially for teenage youth. According to the National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the number of Americans aged 12 and older who have abused pain medication has increased by 20% since 2002. Studies have shown that teenagers who abuse prescription drugs often obtain them from medicine cabinets of family members or friends. Chief Johnson issued the following statement: “Prescription drug abuse, especially by our youth and teens, has become an epidemic. The social and economic impact of prescription drug abuse is staggering. We simply must do a better job of reducing the availability of the unused prescription medication. A once or twice a year “turn in program” was clearly not sufficient. As a result, we implemented this progressive approach to fighting this plague on our community. I sincerely hope everyone takes advantage of this free service.”

Disposal
  • Citizens can dispose of their entire prescription bottle are empty the   contents into a sealed plastic bag.
  • Only items for personal use from residents will be accepted; no items accepted from businesses.
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Drop-off Hours
Fairview Police Business Office 
Monday - Friday 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Acceptable Items 
  • Liquid medication(leak-proof container)
  • Medication samples
  • Ointments & lotions 
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Pet and animal medications
  • Prescription medications
  • Vitamins
 Not Acceptable Items
  • Aerosol cans
  • Bloody or infectious waste  
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Inhalers
  • Needles
  • Thermometers