Tom Barrett
Press Release

Join National Drug Take-Back Day on September 26th, 2015

Dear Residents: Please join me and Common Council President Michael Murphy in encouraging City of Milwaukee residents to participate in a nationwide drug take-back event on Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unused and unwanted medicines in a home are a leading cause of accidental poisonings and contribute to prescription drug abuse. […]

By - Sep 25th, 2015 11:18 am

Dear Residents:

Please join me and Common Council President Michael Murphy in encouraging City of Milwaukee residents to participate in a nationwide drug take-back event on Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unused and unwanted medicines in a home are a leading cause of accidental poisonings and contribute to prescription drug abuse. In addition, improperly disposed of medications pollute our waters.

Unwanted or expired medications can be dropped off at Milwaukee Police Districts 2 through 7, the Milwaukee Municipal Court, 951 North James Lovell Street, and throughout Milwaukee County.

Residents are encouraged to bring:

Prescription medications, patches, ointments

Over-the-counter medications, patches, ointments

Non-aerosol medical sprays and vials

Pet medications

Residents should NOT bring:

Illegal drugs

Needles/sharps (click here for medical sharps guidance)

Bio-hazardous material (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood)

Inhalers

Aerosol cans

Personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.)

Household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas)

The City of Milwaukee also accepts unwanted medicines year round. Medications may be taken 24/7 to disposal drop boxes located at Milwaukee Police Districts 2 through 7, as well as the Milwaukee Municipal Court site, 951 North James Lovell Street, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Sincerely,

Tom Barrett                        Michael J. Murphy
Mayor                                Common Council President
Alderman, 10th District

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