Health

Edina's Health Department provides comprehensive environmental, community and public health services that benefit Edina residents, businesses and visitors.

Jeff Brown Community Health Administrator

We strive to accomplish our mission of promoting the general wellbeing and welfare of Edina residents while preventing disease and illness in the community. Our preventive approach helps establish and maintain the high standards essential for healthy and safe communities. All staff members are registered by the State of Minnesota as Environmental Health Specialists and meet stringent requirements for education and training.

Environmental Health
Through a delegation agreement with the State Health Department, Edina’s Health Department is responsible for issuing health-related licenses and inspecting food, beverage and lodging establishments; institutions such as schools and day cares; special events; public swimming pools; underground parking ramps; and body art or massage facilities. The Department is also tasked with investigating food complaints and reports of food and waterborne illnesses; responding to disasters such as fires and floods affecting licensed facilities; tracking “Freedom to Breathe” complaints; and reviewing blueprints and completing construction inspections to ensure licensed facilities comply with applicable codes.

In addition, Edina’s Health Department responds to general and public health nuisance complaints and housing code violations and acts as a resource on topics such as private wells, mold, radon, asbestos and secondhand smoke.

Public Health 
Community public health services such as health education and promotion, communicable disease prevention programs, public health nursing services, health assessments and public health emergency preparedness are provided by Bloomington Public Health Services. Download the 2013 Annual Report from Bloomington Public Health.
 
Additional resources for physical, social and emotional well-being of Edina residents and community members are available through Edina Resource Center, Edina Community Education and the Edina Senior Center.
 
The Community Health Commission is also tasked with advising the City Council on issues that are relevant to public health. 
 
Recycling/Solid Waste
The Health Department is responsible for the City’s residential recycling program, administering the refuse collection contract for City properties and issuing waste hauler’s licenses for general residential garbage pick-up. 
 
Emergency Preparedness
The Health Department plays a key role in the City of Edina’s Emergency Operations and Continuity of Service Plan and coordinates with Bloomington Public Health for public health emergency preparedness and pandemic influenza, bioterrorism, infectious diseases and threat planning. 
 
Other Responsibilities
Edina’s Health Department staff provides support for the Community Health Commission and the Recycling Work Group. The Department also serves as a resource for occupational health and safety for city employees. 
 
For more information, contact Community Health Administrator Jeff Brown, 952-826-0466.

Health Division

4801 W. 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424

Mail@EdinaMN.gov
952-826-0370

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Disposing of Solid Waste

GarbageMan of Edina

The City does not pick up brush, yard waste or any other kind of refuse. There are six licensed refuse haulers for the City of Edina, with which residents must privately contract for garbage-pick-up.
 
Aspen Waste Systems: 612-884-8000


Allied Waste: 952-941-5174


GarbageMan of Edina: 763-269-8182


Vierkant Disposal: 612-922-2505


Waste Management: 952-890-1100


Suburban Waste Service: 952-937-8900

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