Medication Disposal

Unused Medications?

Cook County residents can now dispose of their unused and expired medications at a year-round collection drop box.

Collection Drop Box Location:

Cook County Law Enforcement Center Lobby
143 Gunflint Trail Grand Marais

What's Accepted? What's not?

Prescription over-the counter and pet medication in any form from households, including:
  • Pills and capsules
  • Blister packs
  • Creams and gels
  • Inhalers
  • IV bags
  • Liquids
  • Patches
  • Powders
  • Sprays
  • Vials
Not Accepted
No needles, syringes, lancets, or thermometers

Preparing for Drop Off

  • Keep medications in the original container and place in a seal clear plastic bag.
  • Use a marker to cross out your name on the container. Drop off is anonymous – no ID is required
  • If you don’t have the original container, place medications in a clear plastic bag.

Why are Unused Medications a problem?

Old and unused medicines in your home can pose a risk for accidental poisoning, theft, and drug abuse. Research also shows that medication put in the trash or flushed can pollute water and harm fish and wildlife. 


Call Cook County’s Sheriff’s Office at 218.387.3030

Contact Us

Joni Kristenson
Public Health Nurse

Cook County Courthouse
411 W. 2nd Street Grand Marais, MN 55604

Phone: 218.387.3620
Fax: 218.387.3020

Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm

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