Drug Take Back Day

April 20th, 2024 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Cub Foods - St. Paul Midway

75% of people who abuse prescription pain relievers get them from friends or relatives 


Safely dispose of unwanted, expired, and unused medicines for free. Safe disposal of unwanted medicine helps prevent crime, drug abuse, and accidental poisoning. Not flushing medicines down the drain or disposing of them in the trash helps protect our environment.

Saturday, April 20th 2024 |  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cub Foods St. Paul Midway Parking Lot
1440 University Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55104

Drive-through drop-off for safe, and easy disposal of unused and unwanted prescription medications and needles.

Step 1:
Keep medicines in their original container for legal transport. Put loose medicines in a clear, resealable plastic bag and label it with the medicine name.

Step 2:
Seal all containers in clear, resealable plastic bags, ideally one-gallon or smaller size.

Step 3:
Place bag with medicine into drop box. 

Can’t make it? Drop off at any of the following permanent collection sites:
Saint Paul
Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center
425 Grove St.
Saint Paul, MN
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop box located inside.
Arden Hills
Ramsey County Sheriff’s Patrol Station
1411 Paul Kirkwold Dr.
Arden Hills, MN
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Drop box located inside.
Maplewood Police Department
1830 County Rd. B East
Maplewood, MN
Open year-round, 24/7
Drop box located outside.
New Brighton Public Safety
Open year-round, 24/7
Drop box located inside lobby.
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Drop box located inside.
White Bear Lake Police/Fire DepartmentClosed for construction until mid-2024
4701 Highway 61
White Bear Lake, MN
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Drop box located inside.
Free parking is available at all locations.

Accepted Items:

Medicines from households are accepted in any form, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, supplements and pet medicines.


  • Blister packs.
  • Capsules and pills.
  • Creams and gels.
  • Epinephrine injections.
  • Inhalers.
  • IV bags.
  • Liquids.
  • Needles and syringes (filled with medicine and capped/sealed).
  • Patches.
  • Powders.
  • Sprays.
  • Vials.

Items NOT Accepted

No empty needles or syringes. Bring them to a Ramsey County household hazardous waste collection site.

No medicines from businesses, healthcare facilities, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, doctors’ offices or veterinary clinics.

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Drug Take-Back Sites in Ramsey County

90% of people who misuse prescription medication get it from friends and family members. Don't let your medicine cabinet become yet another statistic. Safely dispose of prescription medications at one of the many drop sites in Ramsey County.