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Buffalo Police Department



The Buffalo Police Department, in partnership with Wright County Environmental Services, is piloting an ongoing Drug Drop Program for all of Wright County to provide a secure and environmentally sound method of medication disposal.

In order to provide an alternative to tossing or flushing unwanted drugs, and allowing the possibility of them getting into the hands of children, please stop by the Police Department to dispose of your personal items safely and securely.

The Drop-Off Depository is located in the lobby of the Police Building. It is accessible during regular business hours. Leave the items in the original containers. If you wish, mark out any personal information on the containers, but please leave the name of the drug on the bottle.
All drop offs are anonymous and confidential.

Items Not Accepted:
  • Needles
  • Thermometers
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Personal care products
  • Empty containers
  • Business waste

  • Items accepted:
  • Unused medications
  • Outdated medications
  • Any Illegal drugs or narcotics
  • Veterinary medications
  • Medical ointments & lotions
  • Liquid medication in glass or leak-proof containers
  • Household & personal medications only

    For more information on household hazardous wastes and collection programs, contact our County Solid Waste Office. Solid Waste Administrator, Bill Stephens at 763/ 682-7331 or

    Other resources: US Geological Survey research on the presence of pharmaceuticals in the environment. US Environmental Protection Agency provides information on the potential environmental impacts of pharmaceuticals.

    Lets work together to keep our community safe and clean.
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    215 1st Avenue N.E. 
    Buffalo, MN 55313

    Chief of Police
    Mitchell P. Weinzetl

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