Prescription drug take back day: Saturday, Oct. 22nd

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day in the state of Wisconsin focuses on preventing prescription painkiller abuse.
 
This weekend there’s a large effort taking place right here in our region.
 
The official prescription drug take back day is October 22nd.
 
Health officials say unused or expired medication should never be flushed or poured down the drain.
 
They say programs like this help reduce those environmental hazards associated with the improper disposal of unused prescriptions. 
 
GUIDELINES:
 
All waste pharmaceuticals must be generated by a household – no businesses are allowed. 
 
 
Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.
 
Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas), mercury thermometers.
 
•Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages without the medications being removed are acceptable.
 
•Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.
 
•Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.
 
Brown County Sheriff’s Office- Front Desk 
2684 Development Dr. – Website 
Green Bay, WI 54311 
Collection times are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, call 448-4219. 
 
Green Bay Police Department 
307 S. Adams Street – Lobby Area 
Green Bay, WI 54301 
Use bright Orange Box  
Accessible 24 hrs/day, seven days a week 
For more information, call 448-3200 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
 
* The program accepts pills, liquids, inhalers, capsules, sprays, drops, ointments, creams and pet medications. OTC medications are okay. 
* They won’t accept biological waste, syringes, lancets or institutional or health-care waste. 
* Individuals can remove or black out names but should leave the medication name and dose on the bottle. 
* Empty Rx bottles can be placed in recycling. 
 
Ashwaubenon Public Safety 
2155 Holmgren Way – Lobby Area – Website 
Green Bay, WI 54304 
Village of Ashwaubenon residents have a place to safely dispose of old or unused prescription medications. Use the red Rx Drop Box, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information contact, Lt. Terry Rottier at trottier@ashwaubenon.com 
 
Village of Hobart Business Office 
2990 S. Pine Tree Road 
Hobart, WI 
Drop Box in Business Office Lobby 
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Village of Hobart Website
 
Lawrence Town Hall 
2400 Shady Court 
De Pere, WI 
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Town of Lawrence Website

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