Call 1-800-958-5859 for a prepaid envelope, then ship your medications in to be safely destroyed. View a PDF flyer with information.
Wastewater treatment plants are not designed to remove all medicines from wastewater. Drugs can end up going through the plants and directly to our lakes and rivers. Various levels of antibiotics, anti-depressants, veterinary drugs, birth control hormones and other drugs have been detected in waterways across the United States.
Please keep medication in the original package or bottle. You CAN cross off your name and address, but DO NOT cover up or remove the name of the medicine. The medication is sorted into one of two groups. Federal law requires that we immediately hand over certain drugs to law enforcement. Law enforcement will destroy all drugs it receives. Veolia Environmental Services will incinerate the rest of the medicine collected at a federally licensed incinerator.
Never flush or pour unused medicine down the drain. Bring it to a drug collection day. Visit Waukesha County and search for “Drug Collection” for more information.