Medication Disposal

Medications should not be disposed of with regular solid waste.The FDA website explains options for disposal of different types of medications. Click on unwanted medications.The medication drop box at the Grinnell Police Department is currently unavailable due to Covid-19 procedures in effect for the Public Safety Building. Sharps, liquids, and inhalers are not accepted.

Drop-Off Events


The Grinnell Police Department holds events where unused, expired, and/or unwanted medications can be safely and legally discarded. Sharps , liquids, and inhalers are not accepted. Events are advertised in most local newspapers.