Medication Drop Box

A medication drop box is now located at the Wadena County Sheriff's Office in the lobby area. The public is welcome to dispose of any unwanted medications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No ID is required and this is a free service the Sheriff's Office provides.

Accepted Medicines
The following medicines from households are accepted:
  • Pet medicines
  • Prescription medicines (including controlled substances)
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Supplements
  • Vitamins
Drop box informational signage
Unaccepted Medicines
The following are not accepted:
  • Medicine from businesses that include:
    • Health care facilities
    • Pharmacies
    • Doctor offices
    • Pharmaceutical representatives
    • Veterinary clinics
  • Needles
  • Sharps
  • Syringes
Do Your Part
Sheriff Michael D. Carr says prescription drug abuse is a growing problem, especially among teens. Please do your part and dispose of these medications in a proper way. Medicines flushed down the drain or disposed of in the trash can contaminate water, harm wildlife and pollute drinking water.

Anyone with any questions is encouraged to contact the Wadena County Sheriff's Office at 218-631-7600.
Drop box