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 630 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 supply.
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.