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Medicine Collection Drop Box
Medicine collection drop box at the Maplewood Police Department
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Service alert - COVID-19

Medicine collection sites remain open, except for North St. Paul and White Bear Lake. Please remember to practice safe social distancing and stay at least six feet away from others. 

COVID-19 information and resources

Safely dispose of unwanted, expired and unused medicines for free at one of six public drop boxes in Ramsey County. Safe disposal of unwanted medicine helps prevent crime, drug abuse and accidental poisoning. Not flushing medicines down the drain or disposing of them in the trash helps protect our environment.

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Collection Sites

Saint Paul
Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center
425 Grove St.
Saint Paul, MN
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop box located inside.
Arden Hills
Ramsey County Sheriff's Patrol Station
1411 Paul Kirkwold Dr.
Arden Hills, MN
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Drop box located inside.

Maplewood Police Department
1830 County Rd. B East
Maplewood, MN

Open year-round, 24/7
Drop box located outside.
New Brighton Public Safety

Open year-round, 24/7
Drop box located inside lobby.

Closed due to COVID-19 response.

White Bear Lake Police/Fire Department
4701 Highway 61
White Bear Lake, MN

Closed due to COVID-19 response.

Free parking is available at all locations.

Accepted items

Preparing medicine for disposal

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