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WLSSD's Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day

November 20, 2009
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hazardous Waste Facility
2626 Courtland Street
Duluth, MN

Medications can ONLY be accepted at the WLSSD Household Hazardous Waste Facility during special one-day collection events due to U.S. drug laws. November 20th is one of those days! Residents may bring in their own unwanted or expired medication or unwanted medication from family members. Leave medication in original container. Do not cover medication information.

For more information, call the WLSSD Hotline at (218) 722-0761.

If you cannot bring medication to the collection event, follow these steps for safe disposal of medication in the garbage:

  • Keep medication in its original container. Cover over the patient's name with marker or scratch it out.
  • Modify medication to discourage scavenging and consumption (i.e. add a small amount of liquid, charcoal, kitty litter, or sawdust).
  • Seal container shut with strong tape.
  • Place sealed container inside a non-transparent bag or container such as a paper bag.
  • Discard the container in the garbage can as close to scheduled garbage pick-up as possible.


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