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Published on April 23, 2024
St. Louis Park Invites Residents to Dispose of Unused Medications Safely on National Drug Take Back DaySource: St. Louis Park, MN

It's spring cleaning time for your medicine cabinet in St. Louis Park. On April 27, as part of National Drug Take Back Day, the local police department is beckoning residents to bring their old or unused meds down to the station—not for a trip in the back of a cruiser but for safe disposal. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3015 Raleigh Ave. S., you can ensure those leftover pills don't fall into the wrong hands or taint our waterways.

Can't make the event on Drug Take Back Day? No worries—St. Louis Park Police Department has your back with a 'round-the-clock drop box available for public use, pop into the police department lobby any time of your convenience to ditch those dusty bottles and outdated prescriptions, and as it happens, over-the-counter and pet medicines

Keeping the community safe and the environment clean, this initiative highlights an ongoing commitment to combat the potential abuse of prescription drugs. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, last October's take-back day collected close to a million pounds of unused medication nationally, putting a small dent in the vast reservoir of drugs that too often lead down the path to addiction.

Information on which medicines are accepted and additional details can be found by visiting the Hennepin County's website, which offers comprehensive resources for local residents aiming to participate; including a list of accepted medicines and there's more, for those looking to dispose of items not accepted during the event.