Harm Reduction

Harm reduction programs aim to protect the community and promote public safety by reducing potential harms from injection drug use such as the spread of infections like HIV and hepatitis C, syringe litter in communities, and overdose deaths. These programs accomplish this by providing sterile syringes and other injection supplies, testing, overdose prevention education and response medications, and referrals to detox and substance use treatment services. 

Syringe disposal at exchange sites is intended for syringe exchange clients. To protect their privacy, the public should not bring used syringes or any other medical waste to exchange sites. Instead, please see the Washington County Solid Waste and Recycling Program for more information on those syringe disposal options. To dispose of unwanted medications, see the drug take back program, Oregon MED-Project

Services offered in Partnership with HIV Alliance (Must be at least 18 for needle exchange):

Where to go:

  • Mondays, 2-4 p.m.
    Central Beaverton Library - West Parking Lot
    SW Washington & SW 3rd Street
  • Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m.
    Dairy Creek Park, Hillsboro
    SW Walnut, Behind WinCo (Bus Line #57)


Other Resources