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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

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
     
  • Municipal Court
    Hours: M-F 8am - 4:45pm
    951 N James Lovell St

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 6am - 6pm
    5050 S. Lake Dr. 
     
  • Fox Point Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8am - 5pm; Saturday 8am - 4pm
    7300 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
     
  • Franklin Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8am - 5pm
    9455 W. Loomis Rd.
     
  • Glendale Police Department
    5909 N Milwaukee River Pkwy
     
  • Greendale Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8am - 4pm
    5911 W. Grange Ave.
     
  • Greenfield Police Department
    Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week
    5300 W. Layton Ave.
     
  • Oak Creek Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8am - 5pm
    301 W. Ryan Rd.
     
  • River Hills Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8am - 5pm
    7650 N. Pheasant Ln.
     
  • Shorewood Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8am - 5pm; Saturday 8am - 2pm
    3936 N. Murray Ave.
     
  • South Milwaukee Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8am - 5pm
    2424 15th Ave.
     
  • St. Francis Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8am - 4pm; Saturday 8am - 4pm
    4235 S. Nicholson Ave.
     
  • Wauwatosa Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8am - 11pm; Sat/Sun 3pm - 11pm
    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 7am - 7pm
    4755 W. Beloit Rd.
     
  • Whitefish Bay Police Department
    Hours: M-F 8am - 6pm; Saturday 8am - 2pm
    5300 N. Marlborough Dr.

 

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