Prescription Drug Take-Back Day October 29, 2022

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On October 29th, 2022, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) will coordinate a Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative throughout Wisconsin. The Prescription Drug Take-Back Day goal is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal of prescription medications, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. Unused prescription medications in homes create a public health and safety concern, because they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused, and abused.

Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, non-aerosol sprays, inhalers, creams, vials and pet medications.

Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), mercury thermometers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc…), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas).

• Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages are acceptable without the medications being removed.

• Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging and evenly distributed within the boxes of collected solid prescription medications. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.

• Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamines are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.

• All participants must retain possession of their own medication during the surrender process. Law enforcement personnel should not handle the medications at any time.

Prevent opioid harm. It starts with real talks.

Now, more than ever, it is time to talk about opioids, including prescription painkillers, heroin, and fentanyl. Deaths from opioid overdoses are at an all-time high in Wisconsin. Go to doseofrealitywi.gov for information to prevent and reduce the risks of opioid use through real talks or open and honest conversations about the dangers. The Dose of Reality website also features information on how to provide support to people you care about before risks develop, and how to get help to those who need it. The Dose of Reality website is a product of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

When: Saturday, October 29th, 2022, from 8:00A.M.-2:00P.M.

Where: Allouez Village Hall
1900 S. Libal St.
Green Bay, WI 54301

Contact DEO Jason Vogel at (920)448-2800 Ext. 109 or by e-mail jason.vogel@browncountywi.gov with any questions. If you are unable to attend on this date the Village of Allouez has a permanent drop off location at the village hall open during all business hours.