How do I properly dispose of medication?

For small quantities of medication, the Edina Police Department provides medication disposal bags residents can use in their homes to discard medication. Each bag allow for the disposal of up to 90 pills, 12 ounces of liquid medication of 12 transdermal patches. The bags contain activated carbon, which neutralizes the medication and prevents it from contaminating groundwater and drinking water.

Disposal Bags

How to properly dispose of medication in the disposal bags:

  • Place medication in the bag
  • Fill the bag halfway with warm water
  • Wait for 30 seconds
  • Seal the bag
  • Discards sealed bag

Get a Medication Disposal Bag

Medication disposal bags are available for pickup Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Police Department and Fire Station Number 1.

Drop Box

Large or small quantities of medications can be disposed of at any of Hennepin County’s six drop-box locations.

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