Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem, especially among teens, and accidental poisonings from medicines are on the rise.
Properly disposing of unwanted and expired medicines is important to prevent abuse or poisoning. It also helps protect the environment. Medicines flushed down the drain or disposed of in the trash can pollute bodies of water, harm wildlife and end up in drinking water supplies. North St. Paul City Hall has a drop box for residents to properly and safely dispose of unwanted, unused, and expired medicines.
Non Acceptable Items
Needles and syringes (except full epi-pens) bring to the year-round household hazardous waster collection site at Bay West. Find information for medicine collection at: www.ramseyrecycles.com/medicine. For information on needles and syringes may be found at www.ramseyrecycles.com/hhw.
Medicines from households are accepted in any form, including prescription and over-the-counter, pet medicines, blister packs, liquids, capsules and pills, patches, creams and gels, powders, inhalers, sprays, IV bags and vials.
Safely dispose of any unwanted or expired medicines at no cost at North St. Paul City Hall located at 2400 Margaret Street from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.