Medication Drop Box
The Waunakee Police Department has partnered with Safe Communities and is an official drop sight for unwanted drugs. There are many reasons to take advantage of this great service. People want to get unused medicines out of the house because unwanted drugs may unintentionally be consumed by children and others. Medications can also be scavenged from trash and sold illegally. Improper disposal of medicines can contaminate area rivers, lakes and streams. Medicines collected at the MedDrop locations are incinerated and disposed of in the most environmentally safe method currently available.
Disposal is very simple and there are no forms or paperwork to fill out. The disposal box is located in the lobby of the Waunakee Police Department at 205 N. Klein Dr. in the Village of Waunakee. The box will be open for drops Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To dispose of medications in the MedDrop drop box, please bring your unused or expired medication and a Ziploc or other re-sealable bag to the MedDrop at the police department. Empty contents of pill bottles into a Ziploc bag and recycle your pill bottles. Leave liquids, gels or creams in their original containers and place them in a Ziploc bag as well. Place the sealed Ziploc bags into the MedDrop box.
Items That Can be Disposed
Prescription Medicine (pills, liquids and creams), Over-the-Counter Medicine (pills, liquids and creams), Medications for Pets, Vitamins, Medication Samples, Nebulizer Solution and Inhalers.
Items NOT accepted at the MedDrop Box
Illegal Street Drugs, IV Bags, Oxygen Tanks, Nebulizer Machines, Thermometers, Sharps, Epi-pens or anything with a needle or lance.
We have received many questions about where to dispose of Medical sharps, such as needles, syringes and lancets. There are 52 collection stations throughout Dane County most of which are located in Madison. Visit the Wisconsin DNR website for a complete list of collection stations throughout the state.