Sartell residents can now dispose of their unused medication drugs safely, thanks to Stearns County Environmental Services and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department.
Those two agencies, with help from building-maintenance workers, installed a “Drug Take-Back Box” in the lobby of the Sartell Police Department.
The box is a way to deposit unused and unneeded medications safely so they don’t become pollutants in the water system or landfills.
Above the dropbox are padded envelopes to be used if medications are in glass containers. Police Chief Jim Hughes cautions people not to drop any kind of needles into the box.
The dropbox will be available during regular police-station business hours, from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, except for holidays and staff vacation times.
The box is right inside the main door facing 2nd Street S., next to the drinking fountain.