April 22, 2023 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. is National Take Back Day organized by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
This is a great Spring Cleaning Event that Winona County ASAP and the Winona Police Department are hosting locally!
It is free, and community members can drive-through to drop off both unwanted prescription drugs and e-cigarette vaping devices.
The event will be held outdoors at the Winona Senior High School. Follow the existing driveway and neon green signs.
If you have additional questions, you may call our office at 507-474-9825 or email [email protected].
The Winona Police Department will collect tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. They will also collect electronic vaping devices and cartridges. Please remove lithium batteries.
Syringes and other sharps will not be accepted. Those can be taken to the Winona County Hazardous Waste Facility (225 W 2nd Street). Their hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Prescription drugs (RX) and nicotine products can harm the environment or become misused if not safely disposed.
Almost all e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is extremely poisonous. They are considered hazardous waste and should not be thrown in the trash.
You can prevent accidental exposure to children, prevent underage misuse, and protect the enviornment by participating in Take Back Day!
Yes! We held 15 Take Back Day events since 2016 and collected 867 lbs.
Prescription drug misuse among 11th graders also decreased from 10% to 3% from 2013 to 2019 (Minnesota Student Survey).