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Take It to the Box, Drug Disposal

The "Take It To The Box" program promotes the safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal of unneeded medication, prescription medication, illegal drugs, and drug paraphernalia.

A Drug Disposal Box is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week at:

Savage City Hall (vestibule)
6000 McColl Drive
Savage, MN 55378

All deposits are made anonymously. No needles/sharps at any location!

Items accepted include:

  • unused/expired prescription medicine
  • over-the-counter medications
  • animal/pet medications
  • liquid medications (must be in leak-proof containers)
  • illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia (such as pipes and other objects)

Before disposing of medication into the box please do the following:

  • leave Medication in the original container
  • remove your name and personal information
  • keep the name of medication on the container and closed

Illegal drugs and/or drug paraphernalia can be put in a paper bag or other container for privacy before dropping them into the disposal box.

If you have a large amount of items to dispose of, please use multiple bags so the box does not jam.

The “Take It To The Box” program is funded by the Scott County Meth Task Force and the Scott County’s Sheriff’s Office.

For more information about the “Take It To The Box” program, contact 952-239-6885.

Other Locations

These “Take It To The Box” medication disposal boxes are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week :

  • Shakopee - Scott County Sheriff’s Office - Main Lobby at 301 Fuller Street - corner of 4th and Fuller.
  • Prior Lake - 4649 Dakota Street SE - Front vestibule of the Police Dept.
  • New Prague - 118 Central Avenue North - Vestibule of City Hall/Police Dept. South Side
  • Elko New Market - Closest location see (New Prague)

Monday - Friday locations:

  • Jordan - 210 East First Street - Front Main Lobby at City Hall from 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Belle Plaine - 420 East Main Street - Main Entrance of the Police Dept. from 7:00am - 3:30pm

Sharps Disposal

Scott County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility accepts sharps to be recycled. Sharps must be brought in an approved container labeled correctly. Wastes not in an approved container will not be accepted. Scott County HHW is open to residents of Scott, LeSueur, Carver, Dakota, and Sibley Counties.

Scott County HHW
588 Country Trail E
Jordan, MN 55352