Updated: 02/11/2013 10:20 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson
North Metro residents can now drop off unused prescription drugs through a community partnership.
The Fridley Police Department and Anoka County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up with the Kiwanis Club to offer a Prescription Drug Disposal program. The initiative aims to cut down on unintentional use or overdose of the drugs and to help prevent ground water contamination when they aren’t disposed of properly.
Household prescription pills, capsules, caplets and tablets will be accepted. The department won’t accept over-the-counter medications, liquids, sharps, thermometers, medical supplies, or medical devices.
The drop box is located in the lower lobby of the Fridley Municipal Center and is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.