Safe Disposal Options for Medications
Old and unused medicines in your home can pose a risk for accidental poisoning, theft, and drug abuse. Medications disposed of in a sink, toilet, or landfill can eventually pollute surface and groundwater and harm fish and wildlife. Instead of flushing or throwing them in the trash, drop the medication off for safe and free disposal. Year-round drop boxes are in Cottage Grove, Forest Lake, Hugo, Mahtomedi, Stillwater, and Woodbury.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will secure the medications and take them to a waste-to-energy facility that is licensed to burn this type of waste. Since the program began in 2013, over 46 tons of medications have been collected.