Medical Waste Drop Box


The Maplewood Police Department provides a public receptacle for unwanted or expired prescription medications from Maplewood households. The police department does not accept medications from a physician’s office or healthcare facilities. Those establishments are required to use separate disposal services.

The medication drop box is located in the lower level lobby of the City of Maplewood Municipal Complex at 7601 Manchester Road, and is accessible to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

Accepted items include:

• Expired or unwanted prescription medications
• Unwanted tablets or capsules
• Veterinary medications
• Over the counter medications including vitamins

Unacceptable items include:

  • Needles or syringes
  • Thermometers
  • Bio-hazard or infectious waste
  • Aerosol cans or inhalers
  • Hydrogen peroxide or alcohol
  • Loose tablets or capsules (please place items in a container before placing in drop box)

The police department will properly dispose of all collected medications.
Contact the administrative police sergeant at 314-646-3617 for further information.