If not disposed of properly, prescription drugs (RX) can harm the water supply (from being flushed) or become misused to sell, get high, or self-medicate. Counterfeit pills are widely available, and DEA and its law enforcement partners are seizing deadly fake pills at record rates. Help prevent the misuse of RX drugs by safely disposing of them at National Take Back Day.
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- Saturday, October 23, 2021
- 10:00am – 2:00pm
- Free event
- No needles please
- Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center (420 E Sarnia St)
- Follow neon yellow signs for drive-thru drop off
- Remove lithium batteries from e-cigarette devices beforehand
What is accepted?
The Winona County Sheriff’s Office will collect tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. They will also collect vaping devices and cartridges, provided lithium batteries are removed.
Where can I take other items?
Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes, sharps, and pet medications can be taken to the Winona County Hazardous Waste Facility (225 W 2nd Street). Their hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.
For additional questions, please email [email protected] or call our office at 507-474-9825.