Medication Disposal Program

With a donation from the Edina Crime Prevention Fund, the Edina Police Department was able to purchase medication disposal bags for residents to safely disposed of their unwanted or expired medication.

Edina Police Department Medicine Disposal
For small quantities of medication, the Edina Police Department provides medication disposal bags residents can use in their homes to discard medication. Each bag allow for the disposal of up to 90 pills, 12 ounces of liquid medication of 12 transdermal patches. The bags contain activated carbon, which neutralizes the medication and prevents it from contaminating groundwater and drinking water.

How to properly dispose of medication in the disposal bags:
• Place medication in the bag
• Fill the bag halfway with warm water
• Wait for 30 seconds
• Seal the bag
• Discards sealed bag

Medication disposal bags are available for pickup Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Police Department, 4801 W. 50th St. and Fire Station #1, 6250 Tracy Ave. 

For more information, call the Edina Police Department at 952-826-1610.

Large Quantities

Hennepin County Medicine Disposal
Large or small quantities of medications can be disposed of at any of Hennepin County’s six drop-box locations:

Hennepin County District Court – Brookdale
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center
Monday-Thursday           10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday               10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday                               Noon-5 p.m.

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Patrol Headquarters
9401 83rd Ave. N., Brooklyn Park
Monday-Friday                 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Hennepin County Library – Southdale
7009 York Ave. S., Edina
Monday-Thursday           10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday               10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday                               Noon- 5 p.m.

Hennepin County Public Safety Facility
401 4th Ave. S., Minneapolis
Open 24/7

Hennepin County District Court – Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka
Monday-Thursday           10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday               10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday                               Noon- 5 p.m.

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol
4141 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park
Monday-Friday                 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

No needles, sharps or syringes are accepted at the Hennepin County drop-off locations. In addition, medicines from businesses, including pharmacies, doctors’ offices and veterinary clinics, are not accepted. Bring medications in original packaging. No identification is required and the service is free.

For more information, call Hennepin County at 612-348-3777.

Drug Abuse
If you or someone you know is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction and/or abuse, contact Hennepin County Chemical Health Services at 612-348-4111.

Edina Crime Prevention Fund
The medicine disposal bags distributed by the Edina Police Department are provided by Edina Crime Prevention Fund, a community partner for more than 40 years. Since 1969, the Edina Crime Prevention Fund has been a proud and significant contributor to many Police Department services and programs including: the K-9 unit, mobile camera system, Neighbors' Home Watch, bike and foot patrol, Junior Police and many more. The Fund also has paid out a substantial amount in reward and informant money. This money has assisted the police in solving many serious crimes, including burglaries, robberies and carjackings.

Police Department

4801 W. 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424
General: 952-826-1610
Emergency: 911

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

For more than forty years, the Edina Crime Prevention Fund has been a valuable community partner. The Fund is a proud contributor to many police department services and programs. Click above to visit the Crime Fund's website and see the complete list of the programs they support.