Medication Disposal - Take It To The Box

Medication Disposal - Take It To The Box                                                                                  

Help prevent medication misuse/abuse and promote environmentally friendly medication disposal practices by taking your leftover medicine to a drop box. Over-the-counter medications and prescription drugs can pollute waters and be harmful to humans, fish, and other wildlife when disposed of improperly — do not flush medications down the toilet or place in the trash.

Northfield Hospital + Clinics does not accept medication for disposal. There are drop boxes available at police departments across the region.

These drop boxes are FREE and offer a place to safely and anonymously dispose of medications 24 hours a day/7 days a week. 

What: Any over-the-counter, prescription medications and pet medications in any form (pill, liquid, cream, spray, powder).
When: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

  • Keep medicine in the original container.
  • Remove or cross out your name and any personal information on the container.
  • Place loose pills and liquids into a clear plastic bag, seal tightly and write the name of the medicine on the bag.
  • Needles, sharps, syringes, lancets and thermometers are not accepted.


Apple Valley Police Department
7100 147th Street W
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Faribault Police Department       
25 4th Street NW
Faribault, MN 55021

Burnsville Police Department
100 Civic Center Pkwy
Burnsville, MN 55337

Lakeville Police Department
9237 183rd Street
Lakeville, MN 55044

Dakota County Law Enforcement
1580 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033

Northfield Police Department
1615 Riverview Drive
Northfield, MN 55057

Eagan Police Department
3830 Pilot Knob Rd           
Eagan, MN 55122

Rosemount Police Department
2875 145th W
Rosemount, MN 55068

Farmington Police Department
19500 Municipal Drive
Farmington, MN 55024