Anoka County Prescription Drug Take Back Program

Published: 1/28/2019

The Anoka Police Department is pleased to announce that they have partnered with the Anoka County Sheriff's Office in the Prescription Drug Take Back program.

The goal of the program is to provide a convenient drop off location for the public to dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs. This helps to address the vital public safety and health issue of prescription drug abuse by safely disposing of old prescriptions. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. 

Many veterinary drugs have abuse potential and we encourage our clients to dispose of their pet's unused or unwanted prescriptions via this free program. 

Unwanted prescription drugs will be accepted from non-commercial, residential users only. No syringes, needles, or other hazardous materials will be accepted. Participation in the program is free and anonymous. All prescriptions will be disposed of with "no questions asked". The drop box is located in the lobby of the Anoka Police Department at 275 Harris Street. It is available during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Click the link to access a full list of drop-off sites available to Anoka area residents.

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