Prescription drugs can harm the environment or become misused if not properly disposed of. You can help prevent prescription drug misuse and protect our water supply by using one of the safe disposal options listed below.
Prescription drugs, including controlled substances or liquid narcotics can be disposed of in one of the local drop boxes. Needles are not accepted, but you can dispose of them using the Collection Center (below).
- Winona County Sherriff 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
- Gundersen Pharmacy – Winona Campus: 1122 West Hwy. 61, Winona, MN, 55987
- Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm
Prescription medications, including non-controlled substances (over-the-counter, pet medications) are accepted. Needles are also accepted.
- Winona County Household Waste Facility: 225 W 2nd St. Winona, MN 55987
- Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:30pm
- Winona County residents only
Frequently asked questions
What can I put in one of the local the drop boxes?
You can dispose of controlled substances that are prescribed to you, including liquid narcotics. You cannot dispose of needles in a drop box. Residents of Winona County can take their needles to Winona County Household Waste Facility (225 W 2nd St. Winona, MN 55987).
List of controlled substances:
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) list of controlled substances
What does the collection 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.
See a full list of items accepted:
Hazardous Waste Center – Medication Disposal Program
For questions about the Winona County Household Waste Facility please contact Kim Nelson at 507-457-6462.