In April and October, the Bloomington Police Department partners with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for a drug take back event. This year’s spring event is Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Bloomington Police Department, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road.
The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to cannabis as the most common form of drug abuse in America. Unused and expired prescription medications are a public safety issue. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.
If you are unable to attend the drug take back event, many pharmacy medicine drop boxes are available in Bloomington for proper disposal. Some local drop boxes can be found at CVS, 8936 Lyndale Avenue, Fairview Pharmacy, 600 West 98th Street and Walgreens, 9800 Lyndale Avenue. Medicines should be brought to a medicine drop box for safe and proper disposal.