In Hennepin County, Minnesota: There are now free drop boxes offered for disposing of old meds. They'll Take: prescription drugs, including controlled substances, over the counter drugs, vitamins, and pet meds. They won't take liquids, needles, syringes, or anything from a business. No ID needed, only legal drugs, in original container or in clear plastic bag.
The boxes are green and located at:
- Public Safety Facility, 401 4th Av. S., Minneapolis (any time and day)
- Sheriff's Patrol Headquarters, 9401 83rd Av. N., Brooklyn Park (m-f 8-4:30)
- Sheriff's Water Patrol, 4141 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park (m-f 8-4:30)
(If you can't get to a drop box) How to dispose of medicines in the trash:
2) Leave the content information on: and then do something to modify the medicine For solids like pills: add water to dissolve the pills For liquids: and salt, flour, charcoal, or a non toxic spice or mustard to make it smell bad
3) Seal & Conceal: Tape the medicine container lid shut or wrap packs of wrapped pills with duct tape. Then place it in a non-transparent bag or container like an empty yogurt container.
4) Discard: Put in the garbage can, not recycling.