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Unused Medications
Proper Disposal of Medications
Washington County residents may dispose of their unused and/or expired medications year-round at collection boxes in:
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  • Forest Lake
  • Stillwater
  • Cottage Grove

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.

For more information on what’s accepted, what’s not, and procedures for drop off, please see these instructions

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
Cottage Grove Service Center - 13000 Ravine Parkway South, Cottage Grove

Forest Lake Headwaters Service Center - 19955 Forest Lake Road North, Forest Lake

Stillwater Law Enforcement Center - 15015 62nd Street North, Stillwater

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.