Dakota County Prescription Drug   Drop-off Program

A secure collection box is located in the vestibule of the Mendota Heights Police Department lobby. It's free and accessible to the public 24/7.

1. Keep medicines in original containers and seal in clear plastic bag. 

2. Use permanent marker to cover your name on the medicine containters.

3. Place medicine thats is no longer in it's original container or in a clear    plastic bag and write the name of the medicine on the bag.

4. Needles, sharp instruments and thermometers are NOT accepted in the collection box, please refer to the Recycling Zone (651) 905-4520.

5. Do not place hazardous waste materials such as loose powders, aedrosols, devices containing mercury, items contaminated with body fluids, or any other products containing bio-hazard/radioactive waste into the collection    box.

6. Medicine from businesses/health care facilities, long-term care facilities, doctors offices and veterinary clinics are not accepted.

Dakota County Recycling Zone 

3365 Dodd Road Eagan, MN 55122
(651) 905-4520

What To Residential Items Are Accepted:
Computers, VCR's, DVD Players, Televisions, Fax Machines, Toasters, Printers, Coffee Mackers, and Vacuums.

Plastics Accepted:
Yogurt, Pudding and Fruit Cups, Milk and Soup Containers, Deli Containers, Margarine and Cottage Cheese tubs, Plastic Bottles and Jugs.

Hazarous Waste Accepted:
Leftover Paint, Yard Chemicals and Florescent Bulbs.

Scrap Metal Accepted:
All Scrap Metal Including: Bicycles and Snow Blowers.

Hours For Household Items:
Wednesday 3pm-8pm
Thursday 12pm-5pm
Saturday 9am-2pm

Hours For Hazardous Waste Items:
Wednesday 9am-8pm
Thursday 12pm-8pm
Friday 9am-5pm


Recycling is not dead!!!