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St. Louis County expands drug-disposal options

In advance of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, the St. Louis County Public Health & Human Services announced options beyond Saturday’s event.

  • Numerous law enforcement agencies and pharmacies in the county offer secure disposal boxes were medications can be disposed of anonymously year-round. The list is available online at stlouiscountymn.gov/medwaste.
  • A mail-in option is available for county residents who live in rural communities that lack a drop-off box, or for those who are unable to use the disposal boxes in police departments. To request an envelope, contact Stephany Medina at St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services, 218-725-5144 or medina@stlouiscountymn.gov.

On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office will have deputies available to assist with medication disposal and answer any questions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their offices at 1810 12th Ave. E., Hibbing; 300 S. Fifth Ave., Virginia; and at the Public Safety Building, 2030 N. Arlington Ave., in cooperation with the Duluth Police Department.

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