The Dakota County Sheriff, Attorney, and Environmental Management Offices, along with our law enforcement partners, have teamed together to offer the public a place to safely and anonymously dispose of prescription drugs.
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Drop boxes have been placed in the following locations:
|Apple Valley Police Department
|Burnsville Police Department
|Eagan Police Department
|Farmington Police Department
Inver Grove Heights Police Department ****Coming Soon****
|Lakeville Police Department
|Mendota Heights Police Department
|Rosemount Police Department
|Sheriff's Office (Hastings)
|South St Paul Police Department
|West St. Paul Police Department
How to Drop Off Your Medicine:
Medicines Accepted from Households:
- Drop-off is safe and anonymous. No ID is required and no questions will be asked.
- Keep medicines in their original container and place them in a sealed, clear plastic bag (pills can remain in their blister packs).
- Use a marker to cross out your name on the medicine containers.
- Place medicine that is no longer in its original container in a clear plastic bag and write the name of the medicine on the bag.
List of What is Not Accepted:
- Medicines from households are accepted in any form, including prescription, over-the-counter, and pet medications.
- No medicines from businesses, including health care facilities, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, doctors’ offices, and veterinary clinics can be accepted.
- Sharps; or
- Fever thermometers.
The above items can be brought The Recycling Zone, 3365 Dodd Road, Eagan, Phone 651-905-4520, for free, environmentally safe disposal.
For questions after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, please call the Dakota Communications Center at (651) or (952) 322-2323.
Click here for a list of frequently asked questions!
Access to Dakota County prevention materials about this issue are available by clicking here, or a prevention kit can be obtained by contacting Monica Jensen of the Dakota County Attorney’s Office at 651-438-4440. More prescription drug resources are available at www.drugfree.org.
This page was last updated on: 11/13/2012