Medication drop-off located in Elk River

Due to increasing concerns over the pharmaceutical pollution of surface waters, accidental poisonings and illegal drug use, the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office and the Sherburne County Zoning Department have started a program to properly dispose of unwanted medications.

The collection bin is available for residential use from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the sheriff’s office.

Items accepted include prescription and over-the-counter drugs (pill or capsule). Keep medication in its original container with the drug name on it. Remove patient’s name with a marker.

The following items are not accepted: Sharps or pointed items (needles, syringes, epi-pens, lancets), medication from hospitals, nursing homes, schools and so forth, non-drug items such as glucose test meters and blood pressure equipment and liquid medications (cough syrup).

For more information, call 1-800-438-0578.