The collection site is open 24 hours a day/ 365 days a year.
Drugs can be dropped off anytime with no questions asked.
Citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and
over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent
drop off location at the Police Department lobby at 174 East Wisconsin
Ave. CVS/pharmacy, as part of their partnership with Drugfree.org,
has donated a medication disposal unit to the Oconomowoc Police
Department. This unit was donated through the Medication Disposal for
Safer Communities Program, which is designed to provide police
departments across the U.S. with an easy way to team up with the
CVS/pharmacy locations in their area to hold National Drug Take Back Day
events or to help raise community awareness of local drug disposal
programs managed by law enforcement.
The City of Oconomowoc
supports the efforts of its police department to collect unused and
unwanted medications. The reduction of these drugs will help the police
department, as it works to reduce crime associated with drug addiction.
In addition, Oconomowoc has its own water utility and recognizes the
importance of eliminating the disposal of medications into the water
Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone’s responsibility as a matter of public safety. More than 70 percent of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet. Now Oconomowoc citizens won’t have to wait for a specific take-back day to clean out their medicine cabinets.
The Police Department will collect unwanted or expired household medication, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and unused pharmaceuticals. The Police Department will not collect Needles, Aerosol Cans, or Biohazard Waste.
Thank you to CVS/pharmacy for making this program available to our community.