Expired and unwanted prescription drugs and household medications will be accepted at a take-back event Friday, May 4, at the Erb Memorial Union’s Fishbowl Terrace from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Organized by the University of Oregon’s Office of the Dean of Students, “Check the Ex” provides convenient, safe and secure disposal of unused drugs.
The following items will be accepted:
- Prescription medications
- Over-the-counter medications (such as cough and cold medications)
- Drug samples
- Pet medications
- Ointments and lotions
- Liquid medications in leak-proof containers
Some items are not allowed. These include:
- Loose pills (pills must be in a closed container or sealed bag)
- Bloody or infectious waste
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Aerosol cans
The event is intended for household and personal medication disposal. For disposing of medications throughout the year, a prescription drop box is also located inside University Health Center.