126 E Central Ave, Sutherlin, OR 97479

Dispose Of Old Medicines

Police Department


rx tossDo you have meds you need to get rid of because you don't take them anymore or perhaps they've expired?
The Sutherlin Police Department has a drop box for you to deposit them in and keep them from the hands of a child or unwanted user.  
PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION ONLY (Pills, Capsules, Ointments, Inhalers and Liquid).
NO Needles, Vitamins, Supplements, Herbal Remedies, or Pet Medications
Come by from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm Monday - Friday and our staff will help you with this.  

For more information about where and how to dispose of unused medicines click here

Sharps Container


  • Sharps include needles, IV tubing with needles attached, scalpel blades, lancets, glass tubes and slides, and syringes.

According to state law approved sharps containers are rigid, leak-proof, puncture resistant, sealed and clearly marked with the bio-hazard symbol.

Come to a Douglas County Solid Waste transfer station to request an approved sharps container. You may also purchase approved containers at many local pharmacies and medical supply stores. Each time you bring in a full sharps container to a solid waste transfer station for disposal, you will receive a new container for free.

For safety reasons, sharps that are not in approved sharps containers cannot be accepted at Douglas County solid waste transfer stations. If you bring loose sharps or sharps in an unapproved container to a Douglas County solid waste transfer station, County staff will ask that you transfer those sharps into an approved container.

Roseburg Transfer Site                                       Oakland Transfer Site
165 McLain W. Ave.                                               220 Oakland Transfer Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470                                            Oakland, OR 97462

Hours:                                                                            Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday                                          Thursday – Sunday
8:00 am – 6:00 pm                                                  8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday                                 Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas County Public Works 541-440-4268