Here's how to discard used or expired medications

Washington County residents can now dispose of their unused and expired medications at a year round collection drop box. Old and unused medicines in a home can pose a risk for accidental poisoning, theft, and drug abuse. Instead of flushing or throwing them in the trash, drop the drugs off for safe and free disposal.
The Unused Medication Drop Box is located at the Sheriff’s Office Main Lobby in the Law Enforcement Center (LEC) in Stillwater. The drop box will be available 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Medications accepted include prescription, over-the-counter, and pet medication. Staff at the Sheriff's Office will secure the medications and take them to a waste-to-energy facility that is licensed to burn this type of waste.
For more information on what’s accepted and what’s not, and preparing medications for drop off go to