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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:      Poster with prescription take back info                                                                                                 
  1. Prescription medicines (pills, capsules, ointments, lotions, and or patches);
  2. Over the counter medicines (pills, capsules, ointments, vitamins);
  3. Sample medications;
  4. Liquid medicine in glass or leak proof containers;
  5. Inhalers.

What is NOT collected:
  1. Thermometers;
  2. Hydrogen Peroxide and Isopropyl alcohol;
  3. Sharps, syringes, and/or lancets;
  4. Biological waste;
  5. Institutional health care waste;
  6.  Aerosols other than inhalers;
  7.  Medical wastage to include used or unused IV tubes, dressings, bandages, Band-Aids and cold packs;
  8. Personal care products like nail polish, non-prescription shampoos, lotion, Vaseline, chap stick, and cosmetics.

How to package items:Please discard any excess packaging. 

Contact:  Phone: 920-448-4200
Address:  2684 Development Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311
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