The Sheriff's Office currently has five collection sites around the county:
|Olivia||Renville County Government Services Building
105 5th Street S
Olivia, MN 56277
|Fairfax||Fairfax City Hall
112 1st Street SE
Fairfax, MN 55332
|Renville||Renville City Hall
221 Main Street N
Renville, MN 56284
|Morton||Morton City Hall
220 2nd Street W
Morton, MN 56270
|Bird Island||Bird Island City Hall
600 Birch Avenue
Bird Island, MN 55310
Why Use This Program:
Historically, unused medications were stored in medicine cabinets for months or years before finally being thrown in the trash (which ultimately ends up in landfills) or flushed down the toilet (which ultimately ends up in lakes, streams and other waterways). Both of these methods of disposal result in the active ingredients in the medications entering our water supply. An even more grave consequence of storing unused medication is that those medications oftentimes fall into the wrong hands! By clearing out medicine cabinets, you eliminate the risk of accidental overdoses by children. What's more, safely disposing of unused medications make drug re-distribution (to street users) impossible.
What Kinds of Medications Can I Dispose Of?
|Prescription Ointments||Aerosol Cans|
|Veterinary Drugs||Medication from Businesses
(Medical or Dental Clinics)
What Does It Cost?
It costs nothing. This program is free to Renville County residents. Simply remove or black out your name on the container labels, bring your medications to one of the collections sites, place them into the tamper-proof container and that's it!