Take It To The Box

Take It To The Box provides a FREE, safe disposal site for medications that are no longer needed or are expired.  Take It To The Box disposal sites are located at Law Enforcement Centers in Cass County.

Medication expiration dates should be checked regularly and disposed of when expired. Remember to clean out your medicine cabinet routine and dispose of any unneeded medications.

How do I dispose of unneeded medications at Take It To The Box?

  • Leave medicine in its original container.
  • Remove identifying information by blacking it out or peeling it off the label.
  • Leave name on medication on container.
  • Drop medication container into the disposal box opening.

What is allowed?

  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Prescription Medications
  • Narcotic Medications
  • Inhaler Medicine in Dispensers

What is NOT allowed?

  • Empty medication bottles
  • Syringes, needles or sharps
  • Mercury thermometers or other mercury containing medical devices
  • Household chemicals
  • Biohazardous waste
  • Chemotherapeutics or radioactive medications

Take It To The Box locations and hours 

Monday – Friday during regular business hours

  • Cass County Sheriff’s Office, 303 Minnesota Avenue W, Walker MN
  • City of Lake Shore, 8583 Interlachen Rd, Lake Shore  MN
  • City of Cass Lake, 330 Second Street NW, Cass Lake  MN
  • City of Pine River, 200 Front St N, Pine River  MN
  • City of Lake Shore, 8583 Interlachen Road, Lake Shore, MN

If you have questions, call Cass County Public Health 218-547-1340.

Helpful Resources

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Cass County Solid Waste & Recycling


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  1. Public Health

    Phone: 218-547-1340
    Fax: 218-547-7232


  2. Health, Human & Veterans Services


    Physical Address
    400 Michigan Avenue W
    Walker, MN 56484

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 519
    Walker, MN 56484

Cass County Medication Disposal - Take It to the Box - Safe Use, Safe Storage, Safe Disposal