The Take it to The Box program promotes the safe use, safe storage and safe disposal of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications. Le Sueur County is serious about preventing medication misuse/abuse and about environmentally safe disposal of unneeded medications.
Medications in the home are susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Safe disposal makes medicines less available. Evidence is increasing that there is damage to the environment due to unsafe disposal of medications. Proper disposal helps protect our soil and water.
How to Dispose of Medications
Leave medication in the original container
Remove your name/identifying information
Leave the name of the medication
Drop medication into the disposal box opening located at: Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office Lobby 130 S Park Avenue Le Center, MN 56057
Ensure safe disposal by adhering to the following:
No hazardous waste, business waste
No IV bags, bloody/infectious waste, diabetic supplies, chemotherapy drugs
No syringes, needles, or sharps accepted
No thermometers, trash, batteries
Take unneeded medication to the box for no charge
Questions & Concerns
For more information, please contact Le Sueur County Environmental Services at 507-357-8538.