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MEDICINE COLLECTION

Police Department Medicine Collections

      ...a prescription for clean water & safe kids

 

IMPORTANT:  Police department collections are ONLY open to residents within the participating community.

NEVER flush or pour unused or expired medicine down the drain. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes around the world.

BRING:  Prescription and over-the-counter medications, ointments sprays, inhalers, creams, vials and pet medications.

DO NOT BRING:  Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, biohazardous material (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas).

 

Participating Police Departments:
 Bayside               9075 N, Regent Rd.  24 hours a day/ 7 days a week
 Brown Deer  4800 W. Green Brook Dr.  24 hours a day/ 7 days a week
 Cudahy  5050 S. Lake Dr.  Mon. through Fri., 6am to 6pm
 Fox Point  7300 N. Santa Monica Blvd.     Mon. through Fri., 8am to 5pm
     Saturday, 8am to 4pm
 Franklin  9455 W. Loomis Rd.  Mon. through Fri., 8am to 5pm
 Greendale  5911 W. Grange Ave.  Mon. through Fri., 8am to 4pm
 Greenfield  5300 W. Layton Ave.  24 hours a day/ 7 days a week
 Oak Creek  301 W. Ryan Rd.  Mon. through Fri., 8am to 5pm
 River Hills  7650 N. Pheasant Ln.  Mon. through Fri., 8am to 5pm
 Shorewood  3936 N. Murray Ave.  Mon. through Fri., 8am to 6pm
     Saturday, 8am to 2pm
 South Milwaukee     2424 15th Ave.  Mon. through Fri., 8am to 5pm
 St. Francis  4235 S. Nicholson Ave.  Mon. through Fri., 8am to 4pm
     Saturday, 8am to 4pm
 Wauwatosa  1700 N. 116th St.

 Mon. through Fri., 8am to 11pm

 Sat. & Sun., 3pm to 11pm

 West Allis  11301 W. Lincoln Ave.  24 hours a day/ 7 days a week
 West Milwaukee  4755 W. Beloit Rd.  Mon. through Fri., 7am to 7pm
 Whitefish Bay  5300 N. Marlborough Dr.  Mon. through Fri., 8am to 6pm
     Saturday, 8am to 2pm

What to do if your community does not offer police department collections

If you need to get unused medications out of your home, the federal government recommends throwing them in the garbage.  Grind up old meds and mix them with coffee grounds or something nasty that no one would want to eat.  Or, dissolve pills in a jar or can with water and kitty litter.  The garbage is NOT a perfect option.  Most landfills collect liquid that seeps through the landfill and drain it to a sanitary sewer.  Wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove all medicine from wastewater.