MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – The City of Sun Prairie will participate in a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day later in October, Sun Prairie Police announced Thursday.
The event will take place Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 300 E. Main St in the town of Sun Prairie, according to organizers. Those with unused or unwanted pills will be able to drop them off at any of the drug disposal sites, including Sun Prairie.
Organizers say the event will bring attention to the issue of prescription drugs or addiction in Wisconsin.
“Wisconsins who participate in Drug Take Back Day are helping to fight the opioid epidemic,” said Attorney General Josh Kaul.
Kaul said Drug Take Back Day provides a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or unwanted medications, while educating the community about potential abuse and the consequences of improper storage and disposal of certain drugs. medications.
Sun Prairie PD reminded that unused or expired medications should never be dumped or flushed down the drain, as water treatment facilities are not designed to remove all pharmaceuticals.
Regarding the medications you box file, event organizers say they will accept:
- Prescription (controlled and uncontrolled and over-the-counter drugs)
- Ointments and creams
- Non-aerosol sprays
- Bottles and medicines for pets
- Vape pens or other e-cigarette devices (with batteries removed)
Do not bring
- Illegal drugs
- Aerosol cans
- Biohazardous materials (anything that contains bodily fluid or blood)
- Shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreen
- Hazardous household waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gasoline)
- Mercury thermometers
According to Sun Prairie PD, (their wording)
- Participants can dispose of solid and non-liquid medications by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly in a waste box or a sealable clear plastic bag. Plastic pill boxes should not be picked up. Blister packs without the medications removed are acceptable.
- Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging. Liquids without original packaging will not be accepted.
- Illegal substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.
Many medicine disposal boxes are open year-round, police said.
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