Why is taking expired, unwanted or unneeded medicine to a drug drop-off box important?


ACCIDENTAL CHILDHOOD POISONING
Medications often look like candy and children can be curious.

Throwing it in the trash gives easy access for children and pets.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
Wastewater treatment plants and septic systems are not designed to remove all medications from wastewater. Drugs can end up directly in our drinking water. Medications found in waterways can lead to reproductive and developmental problems for fish and other aquatic wildlife.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Prescription and over the counter medications are being used by persons to get high.
Some have a perception that these medications are a safer way to get high.

ACCEPTED

Biohazardous Materials

    Household Hazardous Waste

(Paint, Motor Oil)

InhalersMercury

Personal Care Products

(Shampoo, Toothpaste, Etc.)

Sharps/Needles

Over the Counter Medications

Pet Medications

Prescription Medication (Pills, Ointments, Patches, etc.)

Prescription Drug Drop-Off

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office is a collection site for unwanted medications.

The designated drop-off box is located to the left of the Dispatch window in the lobby area.

Our building is open 24 hrs. Feel free to drop off anytime. 

224 N Beaumont Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821​           608-326-8414

NOT ACCEPTED