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Medicine Drop Box
On February 7, 2018 the Brooklyn Center Police Department installed a medicine disposal box.  The medicine disposal box is located in the lobby of the Brooklyn Center Police Department and is available for drop-offs 24 hours per day 7 days per week. 

Brooklyn Center Police Officers will be transferring the various medications to the Hennepin County Energy to Recovery Center (HERC) where they will be transported to an incinerator and destroyed. It is our hope that the collection of unwanted medicines and proper destruction will have positive environmental effects and help prevent further prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings.

CCX Video Clip - Medicine Drop Box

Disposal Guidelines
  • No cost to drop off unwanted medicines
  • No ID is required
  • There is no need to check in with an officer or city staff member prior to disposing of unwanted medicines
  • If possible, bring the medicines in their original containers
  • If the medicine is no longer in the original container, place the medicine in a quart-sized plastic bag. Please do not use larger bags or plastic shopping bags.

Accepted Medicines
  • Prescription medicines, including controlled substances
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Pet medicines

Accepted Forms of Medicine
  • Aerosols
  • Capsules
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Inhalers
  • Liquids
  • Patches
  • Pills
  • Powders

Items Not Accepted
  • No needles, sharps or syringes, glass containers, drug paraphernalia – See http://www.hennepin.us/green-disposal-guide/items/needles-sharps for safe disposal options.
  • No bandages, glucose meters, medical tape or other medical supplies
  • No medicines from businesses, including health care facilities, pharmacies, pharmaceutical representatives, doctors’ offices and veterinary clinics. 
  • Medicines from Businesses - Proper Disposal