Washington County Sheriff
Cottage Grove Service Center
13000 Ravine Pkwy, Cottage Grove, MN, 55016-6102
Distance: 1029 Miles
Household medications may be disposed of in a drop box at this site. Medicines that can be dropped off include all expired, unwanted, or unusable prescriptions or over-the-counter medications used by family members or pets. Properly disposing of your medicine prevents drug abuse or poisoning and helps protect the environment.
For more information, or to learn about proper disposal of medications when you cannot get to a drop box, visit https://www.pca.state.mn.us/living-green/managing-unwanted-medications or http://earth911.com/recycling-guide/how-to-recycle-unwanted-or-expired-medications
Residents can dispose of their unused and expired medications at year-round collection drop boxes.
You can use the drop boxes to dispose of prescription, over-the-counter, and pet medication from households, including:
* Pills and capsules
* Blister packs
* Creams and gels
* Unused Epipens
* IV bags and vials
* Liquid medications
* Powders and sprays
- Free / no cost to everyone
Any household prescription, over-the-counter, or pet medicines from households may be left at the drop box.
Household waste only (no medications from businesses accepted)
No needles, used Epipens, syringes, lancets or thermometers -- Bring these to the Environmental Center at 4039 Cottage Grove Drive, Woodbury MN
No liquid chemotherapy drugs -- Bring these to the Environmental Center at 4039 Cottage Grove Drive, Woodbury MN
For drop off:
* Keep medications in original container and place in a sealed, clear plastic bag. If you don't have the original container, place in a clear bag.
* Use a marker to cross out your name on the container (optional).
* Drop off is anonymous; no ID is required. No questions asked. You can dispose of medications from anyone in your household.
Free, there is no charge to drop off medications.
Medication Drop Box: 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Other Services or resources
This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
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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Programs that accept and safely dispose of unwanted or outdated medication.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.