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New Medicine Disposal Box in Brooklyn Park

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Medicine Disposal Box located at Brooklyn Park Police Department

On Wednesday, May 29th, Brooklyn Park Police Department Deputy Chief Mark Bruley joined Partnership for Change coalition members to celebrate the opening of the new medicine disposal box. The MedReturn receptacle, located in the lobby of the Brooklyn Park Police Department (5400 85th Avenue North), is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and medications can be dropped off with no questions asked. Special thanks to Inspector Shane DuPaul, Deputy Chief Mark Bruley and Environmentalist Ryan Gastecki from Hennepin County Environment and Energy Department for working with us ensure the department met all compliance requirements and getting the box ready to start collecting excess medications from community members.

If you’d like to learn more about the medicine disposal box program in the county and our partnership with Hennepin County Environment and Energy Department, please join us at our upcoming coalition meeting on Tuesday, June 11that Maple Grove Government Center. Ryan will be joining us to give an overview. Additional information can also be found on Hennepin County’s website.

From left to right: Jeff Wigfield, North Memorial Health outpatient pharmacy manager; Teresa Lunt, Partnership for Change steering committee member & parent representative; Deputy Chief Mark Bruley, Brooklyn Park Police Department; Tara Helm, Partnership for Change coordinator; Sheila Nesbitt, North Memorial Health injury prevention coordinator; Paula Van Avery, Brooklyn Park Police Department community liaison; and Marie Maslowski, North Memorial Health community health outreach manager.

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