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Resources Medication Drop Boxes

Rob Cherry, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute (CA PPI); Kathy Arciszewski, A New Way; Kari Lerch, CA PPI; Annie Short, Milwaukee County Behavioral Health

 


 

In March of 2015, the City of Milwaukee held a press conference announcing that nearly all Milwaukee Police Department district stations now house prescription drug receptacle boxes, allowing residents across the city to anonymously dispose of unwanted or expired pharmaceutical medications.

The drop boxes are for household medications. Medications from businesses or clinics are not accepted at these locations. It is recommended that unused pills be transferred to a clear plastic bag for disposal. Empty pill bottles or containers may go into your recycling bin or the garbage. You do not have to take individual pills out of plastic pillow or bubble packaging. 

BRING:

  • Prescription medications, patches and ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications, patches and ointments
  • Non-aerosol medical sprays and vials
  • Vitamins
  • Pet medications

DO NOT BRING:

  • Illegal drugs
  • Needles/sharps
  • Bio-hazardous material (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood)
  • Inhalers
  • Aerosol cans
  • Personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions and sunscreens)
  • Household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil and gas)


Drop Box Locations in the City of Milwaukee

Medications can be brought in their original containers to our Pharmacy Partner locations:

  • Hayat Pharmacy
    5928 W. Vliet St.
  • Hayat Pharmacy
    1919 W. North Ave.

  • Walgreen's
    3701 S. Howell Ave.
     
  • Walgreen's
    3522 W. Wisconsin Ave.
     
  • Walgreen's
    7600 W. Capitol Dr.
     
  • Walgreen's
    6442 N. 76th St.

Free mail-back envelope locations can be found at the following sites:

  • CVS Pharmacy
    7550 W. Perkins Place
     
  • CVS Pharmacy
    3860S. 27th St.
     
  • CVS Pharmacy
    1316 W. Forest Home Ave.
     
  • CVS Pharmacy
    1650 N. Farwell Ave.
  • CVS Pharmacy
    6330 N. 76th St.

  • CVS Pharmacy
    2607 N. Downer Ave.
     
  • CVS Pharmacy
    5929 W. Lisbon Ave.
     
  • CVS Pharmacy
    3030 W. Villard Ave.

  • CVS Pharmacy
    2607 N. Downer Ave.
     
  • CVS Pharmacy
    5929 W. Lisbon Ave.
     
  • CVS Pharmacy
    3030 W. Villard Ave.
     
  • Target
    2950 S. Chase Ave.
     
  • Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD)
    260 W. Seeboth St.

Courthouse drop off:

  • Milwaukee Municipal Court
    951 N. James Lovell St., Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Medications may be taken 24/7 to the disposal drop boxes located inside Milwaukee Police Department District stations 2 through 7.

  • Police District 2
    245 W. Lincoln Ave.
     
  • Police District 3
    2333 N. 49th St.
     
  • Police District 4
    6929 W. Silver Spring Dr.
     
  • Police District 5
    2920 N. 4th St.
     
  • Police District 6
    3006 S. 27th St.
     
  • Police District 7
    3626 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

Milwaukee County Drop-Box Locations

  • Bayside Police Department
    Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week
    9075 N. Regent Rd.
     
  • Brown Deer Police Department
    Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week
    4800 W. Green Brook Dr.
     
  • Cudahy Police Department
    Hours: M-F 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    5050 S. Lake Dr. 
     
  • Fox Point Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    7300 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
     
  • Franklin Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    9455 W. Loomis Rd.
     
  • Glendale Police Department
    5909 N. Milwaukee River Pkwy.
     
  • Greendale Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    5911 W. Grange Ave.
     
  • Greenfield Police Department
    Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week
    5300 W. Layton Ave.
     
  • Hales Corners Police Department
    5635 S. New Berlin Rd.
     
  • Oak Creek Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    301 W. Ryan Rd.
     
  • River Hills Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    7650 N. Pheasant Ln.
     
  • Shorewood Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    3936 N. Murray Ave.
     
  • South Milwaukee Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    2424 15th Ave.
     
  • St. Francis Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    3400 E. Howard Ave.
     
  • Wauwatosa Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    1700 N. 116th St.
     
  • West Allis Police Department
    Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week
    11301 W. Lincoln Ave.
     
  • West Milwaukee Police Department
    Hours: M-F 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    4755 W. Beloit Rd.
     
  • Whitefish Bay Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    5300 N. Marlborough Dr.

  • CVS Pharmacy (free mail-back envelope site)
    5740 S. Packard Ave., Cudahy
  • Walgreen's (pharmacy drop-off site)
    4296 S. 76th St., Greenfield

To see a map of the Milwaukee County drug take-back locations, go to TakeBackYourMedsMKE.org.

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