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Medicine Collection Program

Medicine Collection
The Blue Earth County Medicine Collection Program began in December, 2011. Since its inception, 5,008.7 pounds of medicine has been collected for proper disposal to protect human health and the environment. 1,609 pounds of medicine were collected in calendar year 2013.

Location:
The permanent collection box is located in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Department at the Blue Earth County Justice Center (401 Carver Rd, Mankato MN).

Hours:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm  - Monday - Friday


Accepted Medicines:

  • Prescription Medications
  • Over-the-counter Medications
  • Narcotics and Other Controlled Substances
  • Medication Samples
  • Pet Medications
  • Vitamins & Supplements
  • Liquid Medication in Glass or Leak-proof Containers (please put in an additional plastic bag)
  • Medicated Ointments and Lotions
  • Inhalers
  • Street Drugs

NOT Accepted:
  • Mercury Thermometers  - Click here for proper disposal instructions
  • Sharps (Lancets, Needles, or Syringes) Click here for proper disposal options
  • IV Bags
  • Bloody or Infectious Waste
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Business Medicines 
     


 



Blue Earth County Government Center
410 S. Fifth St.
Mankato, MN 56001

Email

Ph: (507) 304-4381
Fx: (507) 304-4431

24-Hour Waste and Recycling Hotline:
(507) 304-4242

Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday