GOT DRUGS? As part of a comprehensive plan to fight drug abuse in Brown County, the Village of Allouez is collecting unwanted residential household medications. The purpose of the collections is to prevent theft, avoid poisoning of children and pets, and to stop pollution of our local waterways. Wisconsin Public Service has joined this effort by agreeing to properly destroy these medications.
Together, we can make a difference in the fight against drug abuse.
Brown County residents can now bring their expired & unwanted medications to Allouez Village Hall, located at 1900 Libal Street during business hours. Use the bright GREEN box in the lobby.
What IS collected:
1. Prescription medicines, pills and patches ***In sealed bags/removed from bottles and boxes***
2. Prescription ointments and liquids (sealed original containers/ no leaks)
3. Over the counter medications, vitamins & pet medications (no containers)
What is NOT collected:
No Needles / Sharps / Thermometers
No Inhalers / Aerosols / Pressurized Containers
No leaking liquids / Hydrogen Peroxide
No personal hygiene products or chemicals
No Business, Clinic, or Nursing Home Items
No Bagged Liquids of any kind
No Rubbing Alcohol or Flammables
No Biological or Hazardous Waste
Unauthorized drops left on premise without permission will be prosecuted
Waste pharmaceuticals are a far reaching issue that affects more than just hazardous waste programs. These unused drugs present opportunities for environmental contamination, drug abuse and accidental poisonings. Proper disposal through collection events is necessary to insure the drugs are completely destroyed by incineration. Taking the easy way out and simply throwing your unused medications in the trash or flushing down the drain can lead to significant environmental problems.
Other Locations for Prescription Drug Collection:
For more information contact the Recycling Hotline at the Brown County Library by calling 920-448-4400, Option 3.