Proper Medication Disposal

Leftover and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines can be found in every household in the county. Last year unintentional poisonings killed more Dane County residents than automobile crashes. Misuse or abuse of prescription, over-the-counter or illicit drugs are the major cause. Pain medication when misused, can be especially fatal.

How to Use MedDrop

1.-To dispose of medications in the MedDrop drop boxes, please bring your unused or expired medication and a Ziploc or other resealable bag to the MedDrop police department.

2.-Empty contents of pill bottles into a Ziploc/storage bag at the police station and recycle your pill bottles, either by taking them home with you, or placing in the container provided at the police station. Block out personal information before recycling.

3.-Leave liquids, gels or creams in their original containers and place them in a Ziploc/storage bag

4.-Place sealed Ziploc/storage bags into the MedDrop box

The Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center provides information about medicine collections in Wisconsin.


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