posted Apr 22, 2011, 7:55 AM by Ronnie V
updated Apr 25, 2011, 1:36 PM
|Forwarding this community Message from the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office.
Clean out your medicine cabinet - Medicine Collection Event
Hennepin County and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office are providing residents the opportunity to properly and safely dispose of their unwanted, expired and unused medicines. There is no charge for bringing in medications.
UPDATE 04.25.2011: You can also bring prescription drugs to the Richfield Ice Arena, 636 - 66th St. E. on Thursday, June 2, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Who: For Hennepin County residents only
Where: Brooklyn Center
Brooklyn Center City Hall, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway
(use north entrance at the intersection of Shingle Creek Parkway and I-94)
When: Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Medications in the home have become a problem for a number of reasons:
Unwanted, expired and unused medications in the home pose safety and health threats and can lead to abuse or poisoning.
Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem, especially among teens. Most teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends – and from the home medicine cabinet.
Disposing of medications in the garbage or flushing them can harm the environment.
Bring your bottles/packages of medications in a clear plastic bag.
Medications that can be brought include:
--Prescription and over-the-counter medications
--Vitamins and supplements
Keep medications in the original packaging so they can be identified. If the medication has been removed from the original container, put it in a clear plastic bag and write the name and dosage of the medicine on the bag if you know it.
Medicines will be accepted in any form – ampoules, blister packs, capsules, creams, and others.
Items not accepted: needles or sharps; medicines from businesses, including health-care facilities.
When you arrive at the event, staff will assist and direct you. Follow the signs, stay in your car and stay in line. If turnout is high, you may need to wait in line.