Please be advised that some of the Scott County Take it to the Box sites are temporarily closed due to Covid. Please contact your local police departments or the Scott Sheriff’s Office to determine if they are open. If you are unable to use the receptacle at this time, please save your old medications in a safe place until we reopen.

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.

Hi Scott County Residents! We wanted to let you know that Scott County Department of Health will be responsible for the Take It To The Box Program now. Scott County Attorney, Ron Hocevar and I think that the collaboration with them will better serve our citizens and communities. The information on the boxes will be updated in the next few weeks with contact information. But, in the meantime, if you need assistance, please contact Lil Pinero at lpinero@co.scott.mn.us or give her a call at 952-496-8843.

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

Please contact Lil Pinero at 952-496-8843 with any questions.

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 is open Wednesday 12-6pm, Thursday 12-4pm, and Saturday 8-12pm.  It is located at 588 Country Trail E, Jordan MN 55352.

Directions

  • 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.
  • No needles/sharps/syringes are accepted at any location
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, and place in your garbage bin. Please do not put used syringes in your recycling bin.

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:

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Shakopee 

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

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Savage 

Front vestibule of the Savage Police Department
6000 McColl Drive.

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Prior Lake 

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

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New Prague

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

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Jordan

The new Police Department, 705 Syndicate Street, 24 hours

The following locations are available Monday – Friday:

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Belle Plaine

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

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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 Lil Pinero at 952-496-8843 or visit www.scottcountymn.gov.