Medicine Disposal Drop Box To Be Available To Residents Next Week

There will soon be a new and safer way to get rid of unused and unwanted prescription medicines in Golden Valley. A medicine drop box will be available in the lobby of the Police Department starting next week (tentatively scheduled to be available June 22).

“We have several requests a week for prescription drug disposal options,” says Jason Sturgis, Golden Valley police chief. “This is a great program to help get those products safely off the streets.”

Disposing medication in the drop box cuts down on the chance of it falling into the wrong hands and it’s also better for the environment. Once the medications are in the drop box, registered police officers carefully remove the substances and follow a standard procedure for bundling the contents and delivering to the proper officials with Hennepin County.

The drop box will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 7700 Golden Valley Rd, and it will remain under constant surveillance.

Medicines accepted will include prescription medicines, controlled substances, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements, and pet medicines.

The City of Golden Valley is working with Partnership for Change and Hennepin County to bring the program to the community.

For more information on area medication drop boxes, visit http://www.hennepin.us/medicine.

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