Medicine disposal | Hennepin County

There are drop boxes located throughout Hennepin County for residents to dispose of medicines.

Medicine drop box closures

Please note, some of the medicine drop boxes are currently closed until further notice. See the listing below for details on closures.

Drop box locations

Operated in partnership with Hennepin County
Operated by independent pharmacies

 

Medicine drop boxes operated in partnership with Hennepin County

Brooklyn Center – Brooklyn Center Police Department

6645 Humboldt Avenue North
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Hours: 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week

Closing Monday, March 23: Brooklyn Center – Hennepin County Library/District Court – Brookdale

6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
This medicine drop box will be closing Monday, March 23 until at least April 20.

Currently closed: Brooklyn Park – Hennepin County Sheriff’s Patrol Headquarters

9401 83rd Avenue North
Brooklyn Park 55445
This medicine drop box is closed until further notice.

Brooklyn Park – Police Department

5400 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Brooklyn Park – Hennepin Healthcare Brooklyn Park Clinic Pharmacy 

7650 Zane Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Hours: Monday through Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Crystal – Crystal Police Department 

4141 Douglas Dr. N
Crystal, MN 55422
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Golden Valley – Police Department

7800 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427
Hours: 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week

Maple Grove – Police Department

‭12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
‭Hours: 24 hours a day, ‭7 days a week

Minneapolis – Hennepin County Public Safety Facility

401 4th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Minneapolis – Hennepin Healthcare Clinic and Specialty Center

Community Pharmacy, 1st floor
715 8th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Minneapolis – Hennepin Healthcare Shapiro Pharmacy

Shapiro Building, Lower Level
900 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Minneapolis – Hennepin Healthcare St. Anthony Village Clinic Pharmacy

2714 Highway 88
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed daily 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Minneapolis – Hennepin Healthcare Whittier Clinic and Pharmacy

2810 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Minneapolis – Police Department

1st Precinct
19 4th Street North
Minneapolis, MN 55401
‭Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Minneapolis – Police Department

4th Precinct
1925 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
‭Hours: 24 hours a day, ‭7 days a week

Minneapolis – NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center

1313 Penn Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Currently running limited hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Patients with visits deemed medically unnecessary are advised to delay their visit.

Closing Monday, March 23: Minnetonka – Hennepin County District Court – Ridgedale

12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday closed
This medicine drop box will be closing Monday, March 23 until at least April 20.

Currently closed: Osseo – Police Department

415 Central Avenue
Osseo, MN 55369
This medicine drop box is closed until March 27.

Richfield – Hennepin Healthcare Richfield Clinic and Pharmacy

Located in Market Plaza
790 66th Street West
Richfield, MN 55423
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to noon

Rogers – Police Department

21860 Industrial Court
Rogers, MN 55374
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Currently closed: Spring Park – Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol

4141 Shoreline Drive
Spring Park, MN 55384
This medicine drop box is closed until future notice.

St. Anthony – Police Department

3301 Silver Lake Rd 
St. Anthony, MN 55418
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

St. Louis Park – Police Department

3015 Raleigh Avenue South
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Hours: 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week

Medicine drop boxes operated by independent pharmacies*

*It is important to check the websites of independent pharmacies before visiting their medicine drop boxes. What medicines are accepted, hours, and box appearance can vary.

Bloomington – CVS store

Bloomington – HealthPartners Bloomington Clinic

Bloomington – Walgreens store

Brooklyn Center – CVS store

Brooklyn Center – HealthPartners Brooklyn Center Clinic (in the pharmacy)

Brooklyn Park – Walgreens store

Eden Prairie – CVS store

Eden Prairie – Walgreens store

Edina – CVS store

Edina – Walgreens store

Hopkins – Walgreens store

Maple Grove – CVS store

Maple Grove – North Memorial Health Pharmacy

Minneapolis – Allina Health Heart Hospital Pharmacy

Minneapolis – Allina Health Phillips Eye Institute Pharmacy

Minneapolis – Allina Health Piper Building Pharmacy

Minneapolis – Boynton Health Pharmacy, University of Minnesota

Minneapolis – CVS store

Minneapolis – CVS store

Minneapolis – HealthPartners Riverside Clinic

Minneapolis – Walgreens store

Minneapolis – Walgreens store

New Hope – CVS store

Plymouth – Allina Health WestHealth Pharmacy

Plymouth – CVS store

Richfield – CVS store

Robbinsdale – CVS store

Robbinsdale – North Memorial Health Pharmacy

Rogers – CVS store

St. Louis Park – HealthPartners West Clinic

What happens to medicines after they are dropped off?

After medicines have been collected they are transported to an incinerator, where they will be destroyed. Incineration is the preferred method of medicine destruction for environmental safety and abuse prevention.

Hennepin County does not provide service to pick up medicines directly from your home. If someone contacts you offering this service, please call your local law enforcement agency.

Disposal in other counties

Many counties in the metro area offer medicine disposal options. Find additional options from the DEA.

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