Prescription Drug Disposal

Medications can be dropped off in the receptacle located in the lobby of the Lino Lakes Public Safety Department. 

Why participate in the Lino Lakes Public Safety Department medication disposal program?

  • Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.
  • The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America.
  • Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Unused drugs that are flushed contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.
  • The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends... and the home medicine cabinet.