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Farmington now has a disposal site in the police lobby

Over-the-counter medications and prescriptions can pollute our waters and be harmful to humans, fish, and other wildlife when disposed of improperly- please do not flush medications down the toilet or place in the trash.

The Dakota County Sheriff, Attorney, and Environmental Management Offices, along with their law enforcement partners, have teamed together to offer the public a place to safely and anonymously dispose of medications in disposal receptacles, which allows people to remove old and unused prescriptions from homes and possibly out of the hands of people who could abuse those drugs, as well.

Take prescription and over-the-counter medications to select law enforcement drop-off locations in Dakota County to safely and anonymously dispose of them. Medicines from households are accepted in any form, including prescription, over-the-counter, and pet medications.

A disposal receptacle is now available in the lobby of the Farmington Police Department, 19500 Municipal Dr. The lobby is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For questions regarding disposal after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, call the Dakota Communications Center at 952-322-2323 or 651-322-2323.