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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 – Brooklyn Park Police Department
5400 85th Avenue North, Brooklyn Park 5543
Hours: 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week

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.

Crystal – Police Department
4141 Douglas Dr. N. Crystal, MN  55422
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

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
‭24 hours a day, seven days a week

Minneapolis – Hennepin Healthcare Clinic and Specialty Center
Community Pharmacy, 1st floor
715 S. 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-6p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Minneapolis – Hennepin Healthcare Whittier Clinic and Pharmacy
2810 Nicollet Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55408
Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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.

Richfield – Hennepin Healthcare Richfield Clinic and Pharmacy
Located in Market Plaza
790 W. 66th Street, Richfield, MN 55423
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Tuesday and Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.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.

St. Louis Park – Police Department
3015 Raleigh Ave South, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Hours: 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week

MEDICINE DROP BOXES OPERATED BY INDEPENDENT PHARMACIES:

Bloomington – CVS store
8936 Lyndale Ave, Bloomington, MN 55420
Learn more about CVS Pharmacies medicine take-back program

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 – CVS store
5801 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
Learn more about CVS Pharmacies 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 – CVS store
8251 Columbine Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Learn more about CVS Pharmacies medicine take-back program

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

Eden Prairie – CVS store
6905 York Ave, Edina, MN 55435
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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 –CVS store
6300 Wedgwood Road North, Maple Grove, MN 55311
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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 – Allina Health Heart Hospital Pharmacy
Located on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus
920 East 28th Street Suite 92005, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Learn more about the Allina medicine take-back program

Minneapolis – Allina Health Phillips Eye Institute Pharmacy
2215 Park Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Learn more about the Allina medicine take-back program

Minneapolis – Allina Health Piper Building Pharmacy
Located at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Campus
913 East 26th Street, 1st Floor Piper Building, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Learn more about the Allina medicine take-back program

Minneapolis – Boynton Health Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
410 Church Street SE, N300
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Learn more about Boynton Health Pharmacy medicine take-back program

Minneapolis – CVS store
949 Portland Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Minneapolis – HealthPartners Riverside Clinic
2220 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
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Minneapolis – Walgreens store
4547 Hiawatha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
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Minneapolis – Walgreens store
2650 Hennepin Ave , Minneapolis, MN 55408
Learn more about Walgreens Pharmacy medicine take-back program

New Hope – CVS store
7901 Bass Lake Road, New Hope, MN 55428
Learn more about CVS Pharmacies medicine take-back program

Plymouth – Allina Health WestHealth Pharmacy
Located in the main lobby of Abbott Northwestern -WestHealth
2855 Campus Drive, Plymouth, MN 55441
Learn more about the Allina medicine take-back program

Plymouth – CVS store 
4140 County Road 101 North, Plymouth, MN 55446
Learn more about CVS Pharmacies medicine take-back program

Richfield – CVS store 
6540 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423
Learn more about CVS Pharmacies medicine take-back program

Robbinsdale – CVS store
4152 Lakeland Ave. North, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Learn more about CVS Pharmacies 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

Rogers – CVS store
21455 John Milless Drive, Rogers, MN 55374
Learn more about CVS 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.