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MedDrop Boxes Medicine Disposal (7612)

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MedDrop Boxes
Medicine Disposal

Do you have old or unused medicine in your home? If you do, don’t flush it. Take the medicine
to a place that has a MedDrop box and put it in the box.

Where are MedDrop boxes?
ξ Blue Mounds Police Dept. – 11011 Brigham Ave.
ξ Cambridge Police Dept. – 200 South Spring St.
ξ Deerfield Police Dept. – 7 West Deerfield St.
ξ Fitchburg Police Dept. – 5520 Lacy Rd.
ξ Madison Police East District – 809 South Thompson Dr.
ξ Madison Police West District – 1710 McKenna Blvd.
ξ UW Police Dept. – 1429 Monroe St.
ξ Mazomanie Police Dept. – 133 Crescent St.
ξ McFarland Police Dept. – 5915 Milwaukee St.
ξ Middleton Police Dept. – 7341 Donna Dr.
ξ Oregon Police Dept. – 383 Park St.
ξ Sun Prairie Police Dept. – 300 E. Main St.
ξ Waunakee Police Dept. – 205 N. Klein Dr.
For a full list of MedDrop sponsors, boxes, places, maps, and hours go to the Safe Communities
website: www.safercommunity.net/meddrop.php

What can you get rid of in MedDrop boxes?
ξ Prescription medicine (pills, liquids, creams, powders, and patches)
ξ Over-the-counter medicine (pills, liquids, creams, powders, and patches)
ξ Medicines for pets
ξ Inhalers

ξ Vitamins
ξ Nebulizer solution
ξ Medicine samples

How do you put medicines in a MedDrop box?
ξ Empty your pill bottles into a zip lock or resealable bag and recycle your pill bottles.

ξ Leave liquids, gels, or creams in the containers they came in and put them in a zip lock or
resealable bag.

ξ Bring your medicines in zip lock or resealable bags and put them in the drop box.

Why take your unwanted medicine to a Med Drop box?
Medicine can be dangerous when it isn’t used as prescribed or stored away from others. Last
year, more people who live in Dane County were killed by accidental poisoning than car crashes.
Misuse or abuse of prescription, over-the-counter, or illegal drugs are the major cause. Pain
medicines are the medicines most likely to result in death when used incorrectly. For these
reasons, you should get rid of old and unused medicine, but don’t get rid of it by flushing! Take
the medicine to a place that has a MedDrop box and put it in the box.

When do you call a poison center for help?
If someone takes the wrong medicine or too much medicine, call your local poison center right
away for help from specially trained health care professionals. You can call any time day or
night because poison centers are staffed 24 hours per day 7 days per week 365 days of the year.
The phone number below, works anywhere in the U.S. You can call this number for help when
someone has taken the wrong medicine or too much medicine and you can call for information
about medicines.


Adapted from the Safe Communities’ MedDrop brochure.

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright 2/2017. University of Wisconsin
Hospitals and Clinics Authority. All rights reserved. Produced by the UWHC Poison Prevention Center and
Department of Nursing. HF# 7612