Medicine Collection



Help protect Washington County's waterways, prevent accidental poisonings and reduce substance abuse.  This event is an opportunity to properly dispose of expired and/or unused medications. All drugs will be collected by County Health Department Staff and sorted by local pharmacists. Federal Law requires that we immediately surrender controlled drugs to law enforcement for disposal. Controlled substances are disposed of at a federally licensed incinerator.

Accepted Medicine:
Prescription and over-the-counter medications (i.e. pills/capsules, ointments/creams, sprays, inhalers, vials, pet medications)

Do Not Bring:
Illegal drugs, biohazardous material, needles/sharps/epi-pens, personal care products (e.g., soap, lotion, sunscreen), medical equipment

No pre-registration required and participation is unlimited.

2016 Medicine Poster (pdf)

From Here To Where?

What happens to my waste after drop-off?

WI Walgreen’s Drug Drop Boxes

Walgreen’s announced they were going to install drug drop boxes in 500 stores nationwide. For Wisconsin, 18 stores would carry boxes.

  • Appleton – 729 W. Northland Ave.
  • Brookfield – 15650 W. Greenfield Ave.
  • Greenfield – 4296 S. 76th Street
  • Janesville – 1717 Milton Ave.
  • Kenosha – 3805 80th Ave.
  • La Crosse – 900 West Ave. S.
  • Madison – 3710 E. Washington Ave.; 7810 Mineral Point Road
  • Marinette – 2301 Hall Ave.
  • Menominee Falls – N83W15701 Appleton Ave.
  • Milwaukee – 3701 S. Howell Ave.; 3522 W. Wisconsin Ave.; 7600 W. Capitol Drive; 6442 N. 76th Street
  • Oconomowoc – 1021 Summit Ave.
  • Racine – 4810 Washington Ave.
  • Sheboygan – 1029 N. 14th Street
  • Wausau – 105 Central Bridge Street


HOW TO AVOID EXCESS MEDICAL WASTE!