Take It To The Box

What is Take It To The Box?

Take It To The Box is a program for Scott County residents to dispose of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications, pet medications, illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, ANONYMOUSLYat NO CHARGE, courtesy of a partnership with Scott County Drug Prevention Task Force and ChooseNotToUse. Scott County is serious about preventing medication misuse/abuse and we encourage citizens to dispose of unneeded medications in an environmentally safe way.

The program is now run and maintained by Scott County Public Health in order to best serve Scott County citizens and surrounding communities.

This is an important program for our community and environment. Thank you for your participation!

The Scott County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) now collects sharps from households.
For safety, all sharps need to be contained in a puncture-resistant container designed for “sharps” waste.  These containers can be often be purchased at your local drug store or online.

The HHW does not provide the individual containers for use.

The HHW hours:
Wednesday 12-6pm
Thursday 12-4pm
Saturday 8-12pm

You may also call the 24-Hour Help Desk at 952-496-8787.
588 Country Trail E,
Jordan MN 55352.

In the alternative, to dispose of used syringes, please put them in an empty coffee can or detergent bottle, label it “Used Syringes”, tape the cover or cap on the container securely, and put in your garbage bin.


  • Leave medication in the original container.
  • Remove your name and personal information.
  • Keep the name of the medication on the original container.
  • Place liquids in a padded envelope (provided near drop box).
  • Drop medication into the disposal box.
Where can I take Epi Pens?*
  • Epi Pens with medication in them can go to Take It To the Box as long as there is NO exposed sharp.
  • Epi Pens that have been used and are empty can go to HHW.

* All Epi Pens must be in an approved sharps container. No plastic jugs or laundry soap containers allowed.

Where can I take Vaping Devices?
  • Vape Devices with nicotine pods in them go to Take It To the Box
  • Vape Devices with battery attached or empty cartridges can go to HHW.
The HHW Site
  • Takes sharps in approved sharps containers only.
  • Does NOT take medications of any kind.
  • Takes USED EpiPens only – NO medication.

For more information contact Emily Hill at
952-496-8534 or emhill@co.scott.mn.us.

24 Hour Help Line:  952-496-8787

Where are the disposal boxes located?

The following Take It To The Box medication disposal boxes are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day:



Scott County Sheriff’s Office – Main Lobby
301 Fuller Street corner of 4th and Fuller.



Front vestibule of the Savage Police Department
6000 McColl Drive.


Prior Lake

Front vestibule of the PL Police Department – Front vestibule 
4649 Dakota Street SE


New Prague

Vestibule of City Hall/Police Department on south side 118 Central Avenue North



The new Police Department, 705 Syndicate Street, 24 hours

The following locations are available Monday – Friday:


Belle Plaine

Main Entrance of the Police Department, 420 East Main Street
from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Elko New Market

Elko New Market City Hall
601 Main Street, 
Elko, New Market, MN 55054
from 8:00 to 4:30

If you have a large amount of medication to dispose of, please use several bags.

For more information, contact Emily Hill at 952-496-8534 or visit www.scottcountymn.gov.