320-763-9340

Drug Destruction Program

Pope/Douglas operates a Household Pharmaceutical Drug Destruction Program and Plant-Based Drug Destruction Program to assist law enforcement and environmental agencies with collected and/or confiscated drugs.

Drug burns only accepted Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment.

Set Up A New Account
  • Set up collection container(s) and provide education to residents to gather items for destruction
  • Contact Pope/Douglas to set up drug burn account.
  • Await for approval from Pope/Douglas on drop off day and time.
Disposal Preparation and Transport
  • Delivery of drug/items must be done in manageable sized boxed (like filing boxes).
  • No loose or bagged up drugs/items accepted.
  • No steel or fiber drums accepted.
  • Prefer taped boxes (and bottom/bottom sides of boxes) to prevent leakage of contents.
  • To prevent content leakage, the use of an inner bag placed inside the box provides containment.
  • 50 lb per box maximum weight.
  • Failure to follow the guidelines and protocols established will result in additional disposal costs and/or rejection of materials received for disposal. Any unacceptable materials received for disposal shall be returned to the party delivering materials.
Program Prices

Household Pharmaceutical Waste

Tip Fee: $150.00 flat fee (per transaction, NOT per collection site)

+ $.50 / lb tip fee (based on actual weight of all filled boxes)

+ 17% State Tax (based on 17% State Solid Waste Management Tax)

Plant Based/Organic Drugs

Tip Fee: $150.00 flat fee (per transaction, NOT per collection site)

+ $.50 / lb tip fee (based on actual weight of all filled boxes)

+ 17% State Tax (based on 17% State Solid Waste Management Tax)

Household Drug Drop Boxes

Pope/Douglas works with local law enforcement agencies to destroy collected pharmaceuticals that have been deposited into drug drop boxes located throughout Pope and Douglas Counties.

Household Pharmaceutical Drop Boxes

Business Confidential Destruction

Pope/Douglas is a one stop shop.  Law enforcement agencies have the option to also dispose of items deemed confidential that were generated as a result of investigations.

Business Confidential Destruction Program

Phone: 320-763-9340
Toll Free: 800-972-6318
Fax: 320-763-9342

2115 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4:30
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Recycling Center Hours
Monday-Friday 8-5
Saturday 9-2
Closed Sundays

Hazardous Waste Hours
Monday-Friday 8-12 and 1-4
Closed Saturday and Sunday
No appointment necessary

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