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Unused Medications
Medicine Disposal logoProper Disposal of Medications
Washington County residents may dispose of their unused and expired medications at a year-round collection drop box. Old and unused medicines in a home can pose a risk for accidental poisoning, theft, and drug abuse. Also, 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 drugs off for safe and free disposal.

For more information on what’s accepted, what’s not accepted and procedures for drop off please see our Unused Medication Flyer

Needles, syringes, lancets, and thermometers are not accepted at the Unused Medication drop boxes.
Bring these items to the Washington County Environmental Center.

Public Health and Environment

Ph: 651-430-6655

Drop-Off Locations
Law Enforcement Center 
Main Lobby
Cottage Grove
Forest Lake

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.