LOCK UP or DISPOSE of YOUR UNUSED MEDICATIONS
How and where should I store prescription painkillers?
Do you store your prescription opioids (or narcotics) and other medications in the medicine cabinet in your bathroom? You’re not alone – it’s a common practice, but storing your medications in an easily accessible place means they’re available for children, teens, or others to find and abuse.
Store them out of sight!
Keeping your prescription painkillers secure and out of sight can prevent them from falling into the hands of someone who wants to abuse them. It can also prevent someone in your house from accidentally taking the wrong medication. And when there are children and teens in the house, it’s best to keep them out of sight and out of reach.
Lock them up!
Storing your prescription painkillers and other medications in a lockbox, safe, or locked medicine cabinet is one of the most effective ways to prevent abuse or accidental use. Contact Addiction Resource Council at 262-524-7921 to obtain your free lockbox (while supplies last.)
Safely dispose of them!
Unused medications are a disaster waiting to be found. That’s why it’s vital to safely dispose of unneeded and expired prescriptions. There are safe Drug Take Back disposal sites available throughout the State of Wisconsin.
Permanent drug disposal sites in Waukesha County
2017 Waukesha County Permanent Drug Disposal Boxes
Town of Brookfield Police Department (262) 796-3798
Open Monday -Friday 8:30am-4:00pm
655 N. Janacek Rd., Brookfield, WI 53045
City of Delafield Police Department (262) 446-5070
Open Monday -Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
115 Main Street, Delafield, WI 53018
City of Hartland Police Department (262) 367-2323, Open 24/7
210 Cottonwood Avenue, Hartland, WI 53029
Walgreens (262) 251-3890, Open 24/7
N83W15701 Appleton Avenue, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Mukwonago Police Department (262) 363-6434 - Open 24/7
627 S. Rochester Street, Mukwonago, WI53149
City of Muskego Police Department (262) 679-4130, Open 24/7
W183 S8150 Racine Avenue, Muskego, WI 53150
City of New Berlin Police Department (262) 782-6640, Open 24/7
16300 West National Avenue, New Berlin, WI 53151
City of Oconomowoc Police Department (262) 567-4401, Open 24/7
174 East Wisconsin Avenue, Oconomowoc, WI 53066
City of Pewaukee Municipal Court Building (262) 691-0921, Open 24/7
W240 N3065 Pewaukee Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072
Village of Pewaukee Police Department (262) 691-5678, Open 24/7
235 Hickory Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072
Sussex Public Safety Building (262) 246-5237
Monday-Friday 8a.m. – 5 a.m.
N63 W24335 Main Street, Sussex, WI 53089
Waukesha Sheriff's Department
Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department Lobby (262) 548-7122, Open 24/7
515 W. Moreland Boulevard, Waukesha, WI 53188
City of Waukesha
City of Waukesha Police Department (262) 524-3831, Open 24/7
1901 Delafield Street, Waukesha, WI 53188
(Not intended for commercial, business or long-term disposal)
New drop box locations are in the process of being added.
If your municipality does not have a drop box and you feel it would be a good service,
please contact your local elected officials or your police chief.