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Posted on: September 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Medicine Disposal


Roseville police officers and firefighters are often asked what a person can do with unused or unwanted medication. Here's what you can do if you would like to dispose of unwanted medications.

In the past, people were told to dump medications down the drain or put it in the trash. We now know that these options could have serious consequences.

Ramsey County offers safe options to dispose of unused medications. Unwanted, expired or unused medications can be safely disposed of free at the following Ramsey County locations:

Open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Law Enforcement Center, 425 Grove St., St. Paul (inside drop-off)
• Sheriff’s Patrol Station, 1411 Paul Kirkwold Dr., Arden Hills (inside drop-off)

Open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• North St. Paul City Hall, 2400 Margaret Street, North St. Paul (inside drop-off)

Open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
• White Bear Lake Police and Fire, 4701 Highway 61, White Bear Lake (inside drop-off)

Open 24/7
• Maplewood Police Department, 1830 County Road B East, Maplewood (outside drop-off)
• New Brighton Public Safety, 785 Old Highway 8 NW New Brighton (inside drop-off)

Locations may be closed for state or federal holidays. Visit or call 651-633-EASY (3279), answered 24/7, for additional information.

Unwanted medication cannot be accepted at Roseville City Hall.  However, the Roseville Police Department and Fire Department have free medication disposal bags available for residents to dispose of small quantities of medication. Bags can hold up to 90 pills, or 12 ounces of liquid medication, or 12 transdermal patches. The bags contain activated carbon that neutralizes the medication and prevents it from contaminating groundwater.

Medication disposal bags are available during regular business hours at the Roseville Fire Station, 2701 Lexington Ave. or the Roseville Police Department, 2660 Civic Center Drive. Residents are limited to two medical disposal bags per person.

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