Before You Come: Empty your pill bottles into a plastic bag before coming to the Recycling Center on October 22. Do not bring pill bottles to the Recycling Center. Discard your empty pill bottles at home. Remember to black out your personal information on your pill bottles at home in order to protect your privacy and prevent ID theft. For liquids and creams/sprays in original packaging, take off labels or black out your personal information before coming to the Recycling Center on October 22.
You Can Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) medications, over the counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol
sprays, creams, and pet medications. Liquids/creams/sprays must be in original packaging.
Do Not Bring: Biohazardous material (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), needles/sharps, mercury and mercury thermometers, household
hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas) personal hygiene products (soaps, shampoo, perfumes, hand lotions, sunscreens etc.), aerosol cans, chemotherapy drugs, illegal drugs, inhalers, IV bags, syringes, auto injectors/EpiPens, prefilled syringes, oxygen-containing devices, nebulizers, lancets, blood/infectious wastes.
Reduce substance abuse, prevent childhood poisonings, and help protect our environment from drug contamination. Items accepted only from households, not from medical or commercial entities.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host its biannual National Drug Take-Back Day to offer Americans a way to remove leftover prescription drugs from their homes. The Wisconsin Department of Justice will also hold its Dose of Reality collection the same day. Use this website to find collection locations near you.