Do not flush medications down the toilet or drain.
Bring medicine to the medicine collection sites for free.
Most HealthPartners pharmacies have a medicine collection program. For more information, visit HealthPartners. These locations don't accept controlled substances, like Codeine, OxyContin, Percocet and others. Check the DEA list to see if a medicine is a controlled substance.
The following 24-hour Walgreens location also accepts unwanted medicine (including controlled substances):
- 1075 Hwy 96 E, White Bear Lake, MN 55127 (Collection box is located inside by the pharmacy. They do not accept illegal drugs, needles, lotions or liquids, inhalers, aerosol cans, thermometers or hydrogen peroxide.)
You can also contact the disposal company below. Call to verify items accepted and fees.
Visit the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's website for more information regarding medicine disposal.