Prescription Drug Drop Off Program

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.

Drop boxes have been placed in the following locations:

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Apple Valley
Police Department
(952)953-2700 Mon-Fri
8am to 4:30pm
Police Department
(651) 675-5700 Mon-Fri
8am to 6:00pm
Police Department
(651) 280-6700 Mon-Fri
8am to 4:30pm
Inver Grove Heights
Police Department
(651) 450-2525 24hrs a day
7 days a week
Police Department
(952) 985-2800 Mon-Fri
8am to 4:30pm
Mendota Heights
Police Department
(651)452-1366 24hrs a day
7 days a week
Police Department
(651)423-4491 Mon-Fri
8am to 4:30pm
Sheriff's Office
(651) 438-4710 24hrs a day
7 days a week
South St. Paul
Police Department
(651) 554-3300 24hrs a day
7 days a week
West St. Paul
Police Department
(651) 552-4200 24hrs a day
7 days a week

How to Drop Off Your Medicine:

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.

Medicines Accepted from Households:

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.

List of What is Not Accepted:

Needles, Sharps, or thermometers.
The above can be brought to The Recycling Zone, 3365 Dodd Road, Eagan, Phone 651-905-4520, for free, environmentally safe disposal.

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   

Last Reviewed: 4/1/2016
Last Updated: 4/11/2016

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Dakota County Sheriff's Office

1580 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033

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