Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
Find a Medication Disposal Location
St. Paul Office
520 Lafayette Rd N, St. Paul, MN, 55155-3895
Distance: 1032 Miles
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency provides an online directory showing the locations of medication collection sites in Minnesota. Unwanted, un-needed or expired medications can be dropped into collection boxes at these sites. Most collection boxes are located indoors at law enforcement offices or pharmacies, and are available during normal business hours.
Collection sites accept all medicines from households, including:
* Prescription drugs
* Solids, pills, tablets
* Pet medicine
* Check with the collection site for any restrictions they may have on what they accept.
* You cannot retrieve an item once you put it in the collection box.
* Keep prescription medicines in their original containers.
* Remove any patient information and prescription numbers.
* Chemotherapy drugs in capsule form may be taken to collection sites in their original containers.
* Unused needles with syringes that contain medication can be put in collection boxes if they are first placed in a puncture-proof container.
* Do not place illegal drugs or business-generated medications in the collection box.
* Liquid chemotherapy drugs should be returned to the clinic that issued them. Do not place them in the collection box.
* Used needles are not accepted at medication collection sites.
- Contact your county solid waste office to find out whether there is a collection option for used needles.
- Never place containers with used needles or syringes in a recycling bin, or loose sharps in the garbage.
* Mercury-containing devices cannot be safely incinerated, so do not bring mercury thermometers or other devices to medication collection boxes.
- Take mercury-containing products to your county household hazardous waste collection site.
Free service. No fee for disposal.
Online resources available statewide
|Toll Free||(800) 657-3864|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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TE-8920.7200-550Medication Disposal Definition
Programs that accept and safely dispose of unwanted or outdated medication. Substances that qualify for the program typically include such things as prescription drugs, nonprescription medication, acne therapies, athlete's foot treatment, vitamin and mineral supplements and throat lozenges. Medication disposal programs provide a environmentally safe alternative to flushing medications down the toilet where they may not be completely removed by the sewage treatment process or discarding them with household garbage where they may be found and consumed by children or animals or enter into the groundwater supply.
TJ-6500.1700Directory/Resource List Publication Definition
Programs that publish and distribute directories of agencies that provide human services for residents of the community and/or resource lists. Included are programs that produce directories/lists that focus on a specific geographical area, service category or target group as well as those that produce a comprehensive directory of all community resources.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.