Where can I take outdated/unwanted prescription medication:
Everest Metro Police Department has a secure drop box in their lobby where you can drop off your unwanted/outdated prescription medication – no questions asked. Because drug types and dosages need to be reported through this drop off, they ask that you please leave the drug label on the container (though you can black out or tear off your name from the label). Please also note the following items are not accepted in this drop box: needles, inhalers, and chemo therapy drugs.
Lobby hours are Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Their office is located at 5303 Mesker Street, Weston. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please call the non-emergency number: 715-359-4202.
Marathon County Solid Waste will accept used sharps, provided they are placed within a commercial sharps container (which can be found at most pharmacies) or placed in a heavy plastic detergent or bleach bottle with a screw-on cap. Do not use milk jugs or other thin plastic containers! You can also find a list of registered sharps collection locations by visiting the following WI DNR website: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/waste/documents/faclists/sharpscollection.pdf.