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Rid your home of Rx clutter



Unused prescription drugs often find their way into the wrong hands and the results are dangerous and sometimes tragic. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Bringing unused and expired medications to a Drug Take Back Day collection site protects you, your family, and your community. 


On April 27, Drug Take Back Day events will be held across Wisconsin, giving the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs safely. 


It's easy to participate in Drug Take Back Day. Just stop by a collection site and drop your items into a bin. That's it. The service is free and anonymous. No questions are asked.

 

What to bring


 Prescription and over-the-counter medications, including:


  • Capsules

  • Creams

  • Inhalers

  • Non-aerosol sprays

  • Ointments

  • Patches

  • Pills

  • Vials

  • Liquids must be in their original container.

  • Pet medications are accepted.

  • Vape pens are accepted with the batteries removed. Other e-cigarette devices are accepted with the batteries removed. These batteries are highly flammable. That's why it is important that the batteries are removed before the pen or device is placed in a collection bin.


Previous methods for disposing of unused medicines – flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash – both pose potential safety and health hazards. Find a drop box or a Take Back Day event instead.

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