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Medicines should not be disposed of in the garbage.
Many counties and local law enforcement agencies offer drop boxes to help residents properly and safely dispose of unwanted, unused and expired medicines.
These programs typically accept all types of medicines from households including prescription, over-the-counter and pet medicines.
Additionally, needles and sharps should not be disposed of in the garbage or curbside recycling cart.
Here are disposal options by county:
More information is available from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Needles and sharps
Needles and sharps from households are accepted by the following four counties:
Follow these steps when preparing your needles and sharps for disposal:
Additional information is available from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.