National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday. However, Clatsop County police departments have drop-off boxes that are available every day at the following locations:
The Astoria Police Department, 555 30th Ave.; the Warrenton Police Department, 225 S. Main Ave.; the Seaside Police Department, 1091 S. Holladay Drive; and the Cannon Beach Police Department, 163 E. Gower St.
Citizens are encouraged to check their medicine chests on a regular basis and take advantage of these drop boxes throughout the county. This will ensure that prescription medication does not fall in the wrong hands, and will be disposed of properly.
In the five previous National Prescription Drug Take-Back events, more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications were removed from circulation and properly disposed of. Since the drop boxes were made available in Clatsop County, hundreds of pounds of prescription medications have been turned in and disposed of properly.