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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.

Brown County residents are encouraged to bring their unwanted medications to the front desk of the Brown County Sheriff's Office, located at:

2684 Development Drive, in the Village of Bellevue WI.



Collection times are Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 448-4219.

WHAT CAN BE DROPPED OFF?

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:

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, chapstick, 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.

Prescription liquids, creams and powders should be grouped separately from over-the-counter items.

Pills and capsules must be placed in 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 but please discard any excess packaging.

It is recommended to either remove or black out the label with a permanent marker on any items you are dropping off or any containers you are recycling.

Other resources:
Click here for more information on what is being done to address the opioid problem in Wisconsin or to find other drug take back locations throughout the state.

Click here for information on the Brown County Household Sharps Collection Program.

Click here to be directed to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for information on how to package and dispose of medical sharps and for a list of sharps collection stations.
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