The Eden Prairie Police Department (EPPD) and National Drug Enforcement Administration will host a Drug Take-Back Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Senior Center, 8950 Eden Prairie Road.
Residents can drop off unused or expired prescriptions or over-the-counter medication for free, and the EPPD will safely dispose of them. A staff person will grab the bags while residents stay in their vehicles. No sharps (such as needles and syringes), inhalers or illicit substances will be accepted.
For residents who can’t make it to the drop-off, the EPPD has free home medication disposal bags that can be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road. Each bag provides for the disposal of up to 90 pills, 12 ounces of liquid medication or 12 transdermal patches. The bags contain activated carbon, which neutralizes the medication and prevents it from contaminating the ground and drinking water.
The EPPD does not accept medication drop-offs at its department. Hennepin County has drop box locations to dispose of large or small quantities of medication safely.
Yard waste site opens for season on Friday
The Eden Prairie Yard Waste Site will open for the season at 2 p.m. Friday, April 29.
The site is open to Eden Prairie residents and business owners at no charge. Residents must bring a driver’s license or utility bill with an Eden Prairie address for proof of residency. Landlords or business owners must bring a utility bill or business card with an Eden Prairie address.
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