What do you do with extra medicine – flush it down the toilet, run it through the garbage disposal, throw it away? When drugs are not disposed of properly, it increases the risk of accidental poisoning and drug abuse, and it can damage our ecosystems and overall health. Learn more about how to dispose of unused medicine from the FDA.
Bring unused medicine to a local collection site
The safest way to dispose of medicine is by bringing it to a local collection site. At HealthPartners, we offer free, environmentally friendly medicine disposal. Bring your medicine in its original labeled container to any of the following locations.
Minnesota medication disposal locations
We cannot accept
- Flammable liquids
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Illegal drugs
- IV bags and tubing
- Medical waste
- Medication from businesses (nursing homes, clinics, EMS, etc.)
- Needles (sharps)