Prescription Drug Collection
As part of a comprehensive plan to fight drug abuse in Brown County, the Sheriff's Office is collecting unwanted residential household medications. The purpose of the collections is to prevent theft, avoid poisoning of children and pets, and to stop pollution of our local waterways. Wisconsin Public Service has joined this effort by agreeing to properly destroy these medications.
Together, we can make a difference in the fight against drug abuse.
Private or non-profit clinics, medical facilities, hospitals, veterinarian officers, or alike are not permitted to utilize this program for the disposal of their unwanted/expired medications.
What is collected:
- Prescription medicines (pills, capsules, ointments, lotions, and or patches);
- Over the counter medicines (pills, capsules, ointments, vitamins);
- Sample medications;
- Liquid medicine in glass or leak proof containers;
What is NOT collected:
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Isopropyl alcohol;
- Sharps, syringes, and/or lancets;
- Biological waste;
- Institutional health care waste;
- Aerosols other than inhalers;
- Medical wastage to include used or unused IV tubes, dressings, bandages, Band-Aids and cold packs;
- Personal care products like nail polish, non-prescription shampoos, lotion, Vaseline, chap stick, and cosmetics.
How to package items:
- Liquids, creams and powders must be in their original container (bottle or tube).
- If the container is leaking or contaminated with the medication, place the container by itself inside of a clear plastic zipper-close bag. It is recommended to either remove or black out the label with permanent marker.
- Pills and capsules must be dumped out of their containers into a clear plastic zipper-close bag. (Sandwich size up to one gallon size bag)
- Prescription, over-the-counter and health supplement pills and capsules can be bagged in the same bag and you do not need to remove pills from a blister pack.
|Address:||2684 Development Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311