Rx Drugs

Prevention starts with proper disposal of unused medications.

Abuse of prescription drug and over-the-counter medications has increased nationally and in northwest Hennepin County in recent years. Promptly disposing of unused medications helps keep children and teens safe. Help prevent medicine misuse and abuse in your home by properly disposing of unused medications at a drop box near you!

Hennepin County Drop Box Locations

Scroll down for drop box addresses and hours.

MEDICINE DROP BOXES OPERATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HENNEPIN COUNTY:

Brooklyn Center – Brooklyn Center Police Department
6645 Humboldt Ave N. Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Hours: 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week

Brooklyn Center – Hennepin County Library/District Court – Brookdale
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, 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.

Brooklyn Park – Hennepin County Sheriff’s Patrol Headquarters
9401 83rd Avenue North, Brooklyn Park 55445
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Golden Valley – Police Department
7800 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55427
Hours: 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week

Edina – Hennepin County Library – Southdale
7001 York Avenue South, Edina, MN 55435
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.

Maple Grove – Police Department
12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway N, ‭Maple Grove, MN 55369
‭Hours: 24 hours a day, ‭7 days a week‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Minneapolis – Hennepin County Public Safety Facility
401 Fourth Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Minneapolis – Police Department
1st Precinct
19 N 4th St., Minneapolis, MN 55401
‭Hours: 24 hours a day, ‭7 days a week‬‬‬‬

Minneapolis – Police Department
4th Precinct
1925 Plymouth Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411
‭Hours: 24 hours a day, ‭7 days a week‬‬‬‬

Minneapolis – NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center
1313 Penn Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411
Hours: Mon & Tues 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wed 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thurs & Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. – Noon

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., Closed Sunday

Osseo – Police Department
415 Central Ave, Osseo, MN 55369
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Rogers – Police Department
21860 Industrial Ct.
Rogers, MN 55374
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Spring Park – Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol
4141 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park, MN 55384
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

MEDICINE DROP BOXES OPERATED BY INDEPENDENT PHARMACIES:

Bloomington – HealthPartners Bloomington Clinic
8600 Nicollet Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420-2855
Learn more about HealthPartners Pharmacies medicine take-back program

Bloomington – Walgreens store
9800 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420
Learn more about Walgreens Pharmacy medicine take-back program

Brooklyn Center – HealthPartners Brooklyn Center Clinic (in the pharmacy)
6845 Lee Ave N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
Learn more about HealthPartners Pharmacies medicine take-back program

Brooklyn Park – Walgreens store
7700 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Learn more about Walgreens Pharmacy medicine take-back program

Eden Prairie – Walgreens store
16395 Wagner Way, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Learn more about Walgreens Pharmacy medicine take-back program

Edina – Walgreens store
6975 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435
Learn more about Walgreens Pharmacy medicine take-back program

Hopkins – Walgreens store
540 Blake Rd. N, Hopkins, MN 55343
Learn more about Walgreens Pharmacy medicine take-back program

Maple Grove – North Memorial Health Pharmacy
9825 Hospital Dr, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Learn more about North Memorial Health Pharmacies medicine take-back program

Minneapolis – CVS store
949 Portland Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404
Learn more about CVS Pharmacies medicine take-back program

Minneapolis – HealthPartners Riverside Clinic
2220 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Learn more about HealthPartners Pharmacies medicine take-back program

Minneapolis – Walgreens store
4547 Hiawatha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Learn more about Walgreens Pharmacy medicine take-back program

Minneapolis – Walgreens store
2650 Hennepin Ave , Minneapolis, MN 55408
Learn more about Walgreens Pharmacy medicine take-back program

Robbinsdale – North Memorial Health Pharmacy
3300 Oakdale Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55422
Learn more about North Memorial Health Pharmacies medicine take-back program

St. Louis Park – HealthPartners West Clinic
1665 Utica Ave S Ste 100, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Learn more about HealthPartners Pharmacies medicine take-back program

St. Louis Park – Park Nicollet Meadowbrook Clinic (in the pharmacy)
3931 Louisiana Ave. S., St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Learn more about HealthPartners Pharmacies medicine take-back program

St. Louis Park – Park Nicollet Clinic
3850 Park Nicollet Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Learn more about HealthPartners Pharmacies medicine take-back program

Wayzata – Park Nicollet Wayzata Clinic (in the pharmacy)
250 Central Ave. N. Suite #103, #220 & #228, Wayzata, MN 55391
Learn more about HealthPartners Pharmacies medicine take-back program

Why should I dispose of unused medications?

When left unused or stored, prescription and over-the-counter medications can be:

  • Misused: Medications can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse
  • Abused: The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends – and the home medicine cabinet
  • Life-threatening: Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision
  • An environmental issue: Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply

Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment. Dispose of your unused medications today!

Other Rx Resources

If you’d like to learn more about prescription drug or over-the-counter medicine abuse, how to prevent it, or simply get additional information, visit these links below:

Medicine: It Cures, It Kills

A medicine abuse prevention tool, created by the Partnership for Change, September 2013.

Guidelines for Video Use:

  • Please help us track the use of this prevention tool. Please email PFC staff after showing or sharing the video with a targeted audience. Please inform us of the following:
    • Venue shown/shared in (e.g. School PTO meeting)
    • Size of audience (e.g. 40 parents)
  • Medicine: It Cures, It Kills was created for parent and adult community member audiences. It was not created as a curriculum tool for classroom use with students.