HOW TO SAFELY DISPOSE OF PRESCRIPTION (RX) DRUGS
Expired or unused prescription drugs pose a great risk to local communities. If not disposed of properly, they can harm the environment (i.e. water supple from being flushed) or become diverted and misused to sell, get high, or self-medicate. You can help reduce unlawful access and misuse of prescription drugs by disposing of them in a local drop box, locations and details are listed below.
Frequently asked questions?
What can I put in the drop box?
You can dispose of controlled substances that are prescribed to you, including liquid narcotics. No needles are accepted, please take to the Hazardous Waste Center.
For a list of controlled substances see:
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) list of controlled substances
What does the Hazardous Waste Center take?
The Winona County Household Hazardous Waste Facility accepts non-controlled prescriptions (including those for pets), over-the-counter medications and sharps from Winona County residents only.
For a complete list of items accepted see:
Hazardous Waste Center – Medication Disposal Program
For questions, contact:
Winona County Hazardous Waste Center
Drop box locations