Medication Disposal Resources

With accidental poisoning and prescription drug abuse increasing, it is important to dispose of unwanted/unused medications safely. The best way to get rid of these medications is to bring them to a drug take-back site. There are several drug take-back sites in the area. Check the list below to find one near you.

If you can’t get to a drug take-back site you can dispose of drugs in the trash by following the steps below. There are also drug deactivation systems available for purchase on line through companies like Deterra (https://shop.deterrasystem.com) that will neutralize drugs safely and quickly and make them safe for the environment.

Anoka County Drug Take-Back Sites

Location

Address

Telephone

Hours

Anoka County Sheriff’s Office

13301 Hanson Blvd NW, Andover

763-324-5000

M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Blaine Police Dept.

10801 Town Square Drive NE, Blaine

763-785-6168

M-F, 7 am – 4:30 pm

Centennial Lakes Police Dept.

54 North Road, Circle Pines

763-784-2501

M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Columbia Heights Police Dept.

825 41st Ave NE, Columbia Heights

763-706-8100

M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Fridley Police Dept.

6431 University Ave NE, Fridley

763-572-3629

M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Lino Lakes Police Dept.

640 Town Center Parkway, Lino Lakes

651-982-2300

24/7 (box in lobby)

Ramsey Police Dept.

7550 Sunwood Dr., Ramsey

763-427-6812

M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Spring Lake Park Police Dept.

1301 81st Ave NE, Spring Lake Park

763-792-7200

M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm

St. Francis Police Dept.

4058 St. Francis Blvd NW, St. Francis

763-753-1264

M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Hennepin County Drug Take-Back Sites

Location

Address

Telephone

Hours

Hennepin County Library/District Court

6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center

612-543-5600

M-Th, 9 am – 9 pm | F-Sa, 9 am 5pm Sun 12 pm – 5 pm

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Patrol Headquarters

9401 83rd Ave North, Brooklyn Park

612-348-3744

M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Golden Valley Police Department

7800 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley

763-593-8079

24 hrs/7 days a week

Hennepin County Library at Southdale

7001 York Ave South, Edina

612-543-5900

M-Th, 9 am – 9 pm | F-Sa, 9 am 5pm Sun 12 pm – 5 pm

Maple Grove Police Department

12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway N, Maple Grove

763-494-6100

24 hrs/7 days a week

Hennepin County Public Safety Facility

401 Fourth Ave South, Minneapolis

612-348-5112

24 hrs/7 days a week

Minneapolis Police Department

1st Precinct - 19 N 4th Street, Minneapolis

612-673-3559

24 hrs/7 days a week

Minneapolis Police Department

4th Precinct - 1925 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis

612-673-5704

24 hrs/7 days a week

Hennepin County District Court at Ridgedale

12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka

612-348-2040

M-Th, 9 am – 9 pm F-Sa, 9 am – 5pm

Osseo Police Department

415 Central Ave, Osseo

763-424-5444

M-Th, 7:30 am – 5 pm F 7:30 am – 11:30 am

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol

4141 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park

612-596-9880

M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Isanti County Drug Take-Back Sites

Location

Address

Telephone

Hours

Isanti County Sheriff’s Dept

2440 Main St. S, Cambridge

763-689-2141

M-F 8am-4:30 pm

Isanti County Jail

509 18th Ave. SW, Cambridge

763-689-2397

24 hrs/ 7 days a week

Sherburne County Drug Take-Back Sites

Location

Address

Telephone

Hours

Big Lake Police Dept

160 Lake St N, Big Lake

763-263-2500

M-F 8am-4:30pm

Sherburne County Sheriff’s Dept

13880 Business Center Dr, Elk River

763-765-3500

M-F 8am-4:30pm

Becker City Police Dept

12060 Sherburne Ave, Becker

763-200-4267

M-F 7am-5pm