Medication Disposal

Medications should not be disposed of with regular solid waste. The medication drop box at the Grinnell Police Department is currently unavailable due to Covid-19 procedures in effect for the Public Safety Building.

Drop-Off Events


The Grinnell Police Department holds events where unused, expired, and/or unwanted medications (including controlled substances) can be safely and legally discarded. Medications dropped off during an event should be separated into three groups prior to drop off: solids, liquids, and aerosols. Dry medications should be separated from their packaging. Liquids and aerosols should stay in their original container. Events are advertised in most local newspapers.