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Pharmaceutical collections now available at these locations:


Babbitt Police Department
71 South Drive
Babbitt, MN 55706
24 Hours

Chisholm Police Department
301 W. Lake St.
Chisholm, MN 55719
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ely City Hall
209 East Chapman Street
Ely, MN 55731
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Eveleth Police Department
415 Pierce Street
Eveleth, MN 55734
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Floodwood City Hall
111 8th Ave West
Floodwood, MN 55736
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Gilbert Police Department/City Hall
16 Broadway St South
Gilbert, MN 55741
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hibbing Sheriff's Department
1810 12th Ave East
Hibbing, MN 55746
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Virginia Sheriff's Department
300 South 5th Ave
Virginia, MN 55792
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Look for the metal drop-off box.

To find WLSSD Take it to the Box sites for users in the Duluth area  follow this link:

We accept: 

 Not accepted:

 Prescription  medications in any form                            
from households.

•Pills and capsules
•Blister packs
•Creams and gels
•IV bags
Medications from businesses

Preparing for Drop Off

  • Medications may be kept in original container.
  • Customers name may be crossed off if customer desires.
  • Drop-offs are anonymous.


What if I can't get to a drop-off site? What do I do with 'sharps?' (needles and lancets) FAQs

Here's what you do with 'sharps' in the St. Louis County Solid Waste Management Area:


(If you live in the WLSSD service area please check their regulations)

Do not purchase red infectious waste containers. They will not be accepted if placed in the garbage. Residents should:sharps disposal

  • Recap your sharp.
  • Collect sharps in a plastic two-liter soda or laundry detergent  bottle.
  • When bottle is full replace cap and tape securely.
  • Clearly label the bottle "Household Sharps".
  • Place in the trash.



If you have garbage collection from your home, check with your hauler for their preferred method of disposal. If you bring your trash to a County facility, let the attendant know that you have sharps in your load.

Your help will reduce the risks of health hazards or injury to yourself and to our workers.

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St. Louis County Environmental Services Department
307 First St. S., Ste. 115
Virginia, Minnesota  55792