Free Household Medication Collection Being Held on September 26th

RCSOOn Saturday, September 26th, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office and Central Racine County Health Department are planning a FREE HOUSEHOLD MEDICATION COLLECTION in conjunction with the National Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs Program. Residents are invited to drop off any outdated or unused medication, including prescription medication. Event details are as follows:

• Date: Saturday, Sept 26th, 2015
• Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
• Location: 4400 67th Drive, Union Grove, WI 53182
(Piggly Wiggly – 4 miles west of I94 on highway 11)

The drop off is free of charge and confidential. Residents are asked to remove all packaging and bring pills in a clear plastic bag. Sharps or Biohazardous Material will not be accepted.

You have the opportunity to safely dispose of your unwanted medications at no cost. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Unfortunately, some medications may end up in area water systems or the hands of children. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. The safer, environmentally friendly method of medication disposal is through an official medication collection site. Spread the word to your family and friends. This is an important program that will help protect your health and protect our community and the environment.

For more information about the disposal of medication and this event please contact:
• DEA Office of Diversion Control site.
• Central Racine County Health Department: (262) 898-4460;
• Racine County Sheriff Office (262) 636-3822