Safe Prescription (Rx) Disposal
If not disposed of properly, Rx drugs can harm the environment (water supply from being flushed) or become diverted and misused to sell, get high, or self-medicate. Help prevent the misuse of Rx drugs by disposing them in a local drop box! Locations, times, and details listed below.
DROP BOX LOCATIONS: Prescription drugs/controlled substances & liquid narcotics. No needles please.
- Winona County Sherrif Department: 201 W 3rd St. Winona, MN 55987
- Open 24/7
- Winona Health Clinic Pharmacy: 855 Mankato Ave. Winona, MN 55987
- Mon-Fri, 8:00am-7:30pm
- Sat. 8:30am-2:30pm
- Sun. 10:00am-2:00pm
COLLECTION CENTER: Needles accepted. Non-controlled prescriptions (including those for pets), & over-the-counter.
- Winona County Household Waste Facility: 225 W 2nd St. Winona, MN 55987
- For Winona County residents only!
- Mon – Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm
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. Residents of Winona County can take their needles to Winona County Household Waste Facility (225 W 2nd St. Winona, MN 55987).
See a list of controlled substances:
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) list of controlled substances
What does the Hazardous Waste Center take?
The Winona County Household Waste Facility accepts non-controlled prescriptions (including those for pets), over-the-counter medications and sharps from Winona County residents only.
See a full list of items accepted:
Hazardous Waste Center – Medication Disposal Program
EPA instructions on safely disposing of prescription drugs:
Free At-Home drug disposal Pouch:
For questions, contact:
Winona County Household Waste Facility
Drop box locations