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Safely dispose of prescription drugs

Drug disposal pouches (Deterra bags)

We will mail you Deterra drug disposal bags at no cost. Request a drug disposal pouch.

You can use Deterra bags to safely get rid of medications at home:

  1. Put unwanted medication in the bag.
  2. Add water, seal and shake.
  3. Throw the bag in your trash.

Watch how to use the drug disposal (Deterra) bag

Medicine drop boxes

Get rid of your unused prescription drugs at medicine drop boxes. The drop boxes are available at various sites across the county. You can put your unused prescription drugs in the boxes.

Medicine drop box locations 

Drug take-back events

You can drop off unused prescription drugs and vapes/e-cigarettes with us at events like Drug Take Back Day. The spring Take Back Day event is scheduled for April 27, 10 am - 2 pm at the following Walgreens locations:

  • 6975 York Avenue, Edina, MN 55435
  • 16750 County Road 30, Maple Grove, MN 55311
  • 4547 Hiawatha Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406
  • 4005 Vinewood Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55442

For information about disposing of a vape or e-cigarette at a Take Back Day event, click here

Medical sharps disposal

For information about disposing of medical sharps, click here

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