On October 26th, 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) along with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will coordinate a Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative throughout Wisconsin. This Initiative is a continuation of the collaborative efforts previously conducted by the DEA with state and local law enforcement agencies. The focus is on removing potentially dangerous pharmaceutical substances from our state's medicine cabinets and preventing them from going into our water supply.
No businesses allowed. All waste pharmaceuticals must be generated by a household.
The Prescription Drug Take-Back Day goal is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes around the world.
On October 26th, 2019, participating law enforcement agencies can host one or more collection sites at locations and times of their choosing.
Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials and pet medications.
Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc...), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas).
If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Long by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (414) 403-4437.