Drug Takeback - Wisconsin

What to do with Leftover Medicines


Wisconsin

Follow the links below to find locations for leftover medication take-back in your state. Those with the most information are listed first.

Indicates that a collection site is located within a police station/law enforcement facility.This type of site generally accepts controlled substances.

Indicates that a collection site is located within a pharmacy. This type of site does NOT accept controlled substances.

 

University of Wisconsin Extension Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center

The Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC), a part of the University of Wisconsin Extension, provides a list of permanent collection sites and one day collection events that can be filtered by county. SHWEC works with local businesses and community leaders in Wisconsin to promote environmental education and provides information and technical assistance on the sustainable use of natural resources. Click here for a full list of SHWEC’s program partners.

Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances. Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted, and to confirm hours of operation.

AWARxE

AWARxE lists police departments and sheriff’s offices that have permanent medication disposal drop-boxes. AWARxE is a consumer protection program brought to you by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Foundation. ® AWARErx.org is an online resource for information about medicine safety, prescription drug abuse, medication disposal, and safe purchase of medications on the Internet.

Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted, and to confirm hours of operation.

Dispose My Meds

By entering your zip code in the search field of this locator tool, you can find take-back locations at community pharmacies across Wisconsin. Additionally the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) offers Dispose My Meds information and resources to help pharmacies create programs that allow patients to safely dispose of unused and expired medicines. Click here for a full list of NCPA’s partners supporting this effort.

Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances.

Yellow Jug Old Drugs

Yellow Jug Old Drugs is a pharmaceutical collection program that now operates at some pharmacies throughout Wisconsin. Initiated in Michigan and run by the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization, Yellow Jug Old Drugs now operates at pharmacies in Illinois and Wisconsin, and will eventually expand to all states throughout the Great Lakes region. Click here for a list of the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization’s supporting partners.

Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances.

The American Medicine Chest Challenge

Use this interactive map tool to find medication take-back locations at law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin. The American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) is a community based public health initiative, in participation with local law enforcement, designed to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. The initiative organizes a nationwide day of pharmaceutical waste disposal on the second Saturday of November each year in communities across the country. Click here for a list of AMCC’s partners supporting this effort.

Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.

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