Take It to the Box

The “Take It to the Box” program promotes the safe use, safe storage, and safe disposal of unneeded medication, prescription medication, illegal drugs, and drug paraphernalia.

A Drug Disposal Box is available 24/7 at:
Scott County Sheriff’s Office - Law Enforcement Center Main Lobby
301 Fuller Street South
Shakopee, MN
Take It to the Box
Located on the corner of 4th Avenue and Fuller Street South.

Accepted Items
Items accepted include:
  • Unused/expired prescription medicine
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Animal/pet medications
  • Liquid medications (must be in leak-proof containers)
  • Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia (such as pipes and other objects)
Medications from health facilities, clinics, or businesses are not accepted.

Before Disposal
Before disposing of medication into the box please do the following:
  • Leave medication in the original container
  • Keep the name of medication on the container and closed
  • Needles/Sharps are no longer accepted at any of the locations. Most garbage collection companies will allow their customers to dispose of needles in their home garbage as long as they are in a container with a lid that is taped shut.
Please confirm this with your local waste collection company. More disposal information/options are available from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

All drop-offs are anonymous.

Funding
The “Take It To The Box” program is funded by local law enforcement agencies; the Scott County Meth Task Force; and the Scott County’s Sheriff’s Office.

More Information
For more information about the “Take It to the Box” Drug Drop-Off Program, residents may call Detective Daryn Kral at 952-496-8828

Drop Box Locations
These “Take It to the Box” medication disposal boxes are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day:
  • Savage - 6000 McColl Drive - Front Vestibule of the Police Department
  • Prior Lake - 4649 Dakota Street Southeast - Front vestibule of the Police Department
  • New Prague - 118 Central Avenue North - Vestibule of City Hall/Police Department South Side
  • Elko New Market- Closest location see (New Prague)
These 2 locations are available Monday to Friday:
  • Jordan - 210 East First Street - Front Main Lobby at City Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Belle Plaine - 420 East Main Street - Main Entrance of the Police Department from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.