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Drug & Pharmaceutical 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)

Educational Resources/Outreach

They Deserve Safekeeping – Girl (Print Ad One)

They Deserve Safekeeping – Girl and Boy (Print Ad Two)

Proper Drug Disposal: Keeping Seniors Safe (Rack Card)

Don’t Risk Their Well-Being (Post Card)

Medication Disposal: Take It To The Box Toolkit

Questions?

Nathan Reinbold
Environmental Coordinator
320-763-9340
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