More than 100 Washington County residents have taken advantage of a year-round collection drop box since it was installed a month ago to dispose of their unused or expired medications.
The Unused Medication Drop Box is in the Sheriff’s Office Main Lobby in the Law Enforcement Center at 15015 62nd St. North in Stillwater. The drop box is available 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Old and unused medicines in a home can pose a risk for accidental poisoning, theft and drug abuse. Instead of flushing or throwing medicines in the trash, residents can drop the drugs off for safe and free disposal.
Medications accepted include prescription, over-the-counter and pet medication. Staff at the Sheriff’s Office secure the medications and take them to a waste-to-energy facility that is licensed to burn this type of waste.
Visit www.co.washington.mn.us/meds for more information on what’s accepted and what’s not, and preparing medications for drop off.