*New!* You may now bring your unused and expired prescription medications to the La Crescent City Hall for proper disposal. The La Crescent Police Department has a drop box located in the hallway. Empty pills into a closed baggie, or leave them in their bottles.
It is common to have prescription drugs in your home that are either no longer needed or have become outdated. These same drugs unfortunately have become the target of theft and misuse, often by people who have access to the residence. Prescription drugs are the number one substance of abuse for teens, and much of that supply is unwittingly coming from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends. Safety begins by removing these substances from the home and legally and safely turning them over to law enforcement for proper chain of custody and supervised destruction. Thank you for your help in disposing these medications properly so they do not fall into the wrong hands, or contaminate the landfill and water supply.