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Safely dispose of unwanted, expired and unused medicines for free at one of five 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.

Please note: The medicine drop box located at the Maplewood Police Department has permanently closed. The White Bear Lake medicine drop box is temporarily closed until mid-year 2024. Find other locations to dispose of unwanted medicine below.

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Collection Sites

Arden Hills
Ramsey County Sheriff's Patrol Station
1411 Paul Kirkwold Dr.
Arden Hills, MN
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Drop box located inside.
New Brighton
Public Safety

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

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Drop box located inside.
Saint Paul
Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center
425 Grove St.
Saint Paul, MN
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Drop box located inside.

Closed for construction until mid-2024

White Bear Lake
Public Safety Department

4701 Highway 61
White Bear Lake, MN

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Drop box located inside.

Free parking is available at all locations.


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