Prescription Drug Disposal

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It used to be a common practice to toss unused prescription drugs in the trash or flush them down the toilet. However, even when in the trash, people or unsuspecting pets or children could access them. If flushed, those drugs are released into the environment.

Some prescriptions that are past their expiration date can be dangerous and regularly cleaning out your stock of medicines can help prevent dangers associated with expired drugs.

Old prescriptions can also become an easy target for people who abuse prescription medications. Regularly cleaning out the medicine cabinet or keeping medicines locked up reduces the risk of them being misused or abused by house guests or intruders.

Drop Box Locations:

Unused and expired medications can be disposed of safely at the following drop box locations in our east central Minnesota five county area:

Chisago County

North Branch Police Department
651 674-8848
6408 Elm St.
North Branch, Minnesota 55056

Chisago County Sheriff
651 213-6366
313 N. Main St., Rm 100
Center City, Minnesota 55012

Rush City Police Department
651 358-4741
325 S. Eliot
Rush City, Minnesota 55069

Isanti County

Isanti County Sheriff
763 699-2141
509 18th Ave. S.W.
Cambridge, Minnesota 55008

Kanabec County

Kanabec County Jail Lobby
320 679-8400
100 S. Vine St.
Mora, Minnesota 55051

Mille Lacs County

Mille Lacs County Sheriff
320 983-8250
640 3rd St. S.E.
Milaca, Minnesota 56353

Pine County

Pine County Sheriff
Pine City: Main Office – Open 24/7
635 Northridge Dr. NW, Suite 100
Pine City, MN 55063

Sandstone Office: Open M-F business hours
1602 Hwy 23 N.
Sandstone, MN 55072


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