As part of the community-wide effort to reduce prescription drug abuse and protect the environment, city leaders and community allies have partnered to designate locations to safely dispose of household medications.
Medications may be taken 24/7 to the disposal drop boxes located inside Milwaukee Police Department District stations 2 through 7, as well as the Milwaukee Municipal Court (951 N. James Lovell St.) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. All disposals are anonymous, secure and safe.
Prior to dropping off medications at the above sites, you should transfer unused pills to a clear plastic bag for disposal. Empty pill bottles or containers may be recycled. Individual pills do not have to be taken out of plastic pillow or bubble packaging.
- Prescription medications, patches and ointments
- Over-the-counter medications, patches and ointments
- Non-aerosol medical sprays and vials
- Pet medications
Do not bring:
- Illegal drugs
- Bio-hazardous material (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood)
- Aerosol cans
- Personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions and sunscreens)
- Household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil and gas)
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