Medicine Drop-Off Sites


North St. Paul City Hall has a drop box for residents to properly and safely dispose of unwanted, unused, and expired medications. The drop box is located in the lobby at City Hall at 2400 Margaret Street from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. 


Properly disposing of medications protects our loved ones and our environment. Medicines flushed down the drain, or disposed of in the trash can pollute bodies of water, harm wildlife and end up in our drinking water supplies. 

Acceptable Items


Medicines from households are accepted in any form including:
  • prescription
  • over-the-counter
  • pet medications
  • blister packs
  • liquids
  • capsules and pills
  • patches
  • creams and gels
  • powders
  • inhalers
  • sprays
  • IV bags
  • vials
  • full epi-pens
For more information on disposing of unwanted medications, view these guidelines from Ramsey County.


Non Acceptable Items


Empty needles and syringes as well as uncapped/unsealed needles and syringes (with and without medicine) are not accepted at City Hall. Residential needles, lancets and empty syringes are accepted at both mobile and year-round Ramsey County Collection sites.
Transport these items in an empty laundry detergent bottle or other closed container with a screw on lid and label the container "needles". You will be asked to place the container in the collection bin yourself. Uncapped or unsealed syringes with medicine are are also accepted this way. Capped or sealed syringes with medicine should be brought to a county medicine collection site.

For more information on how and where to dispose of items not accepted at City Hall please visit Ramsey County Hazardous Waste.

For information on needles and syringes may be found at www.ramseyrecycles.com/hhw