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.