When prescription medications are taken incorrectly or abused, substantial health risks are involved. Rates of prescription drug abuse are continuing to rise and studies show that abused drugs are often obtained from family members or friends, and are often taken from home medicine cabinets.
Proper disposal of prescription medications can help prevent drug abuse by decreasing the availability. Prescription medications should not be flushed down the toilet or thrown in the trash. Studies show that these methods pose environmental risks, especially to our drinking water. When medications are expired or no longer needed, you can dispose of them at your local drug drop sites located on the right side of this webpage. These drugs will then be handled by law enforcement, leading to the ultimate proper destruction.
With the growing concern for misuse of prescription medication and water quality, we are proud to announce that Fond du Lac opened the first 24/7 free standing drug disposal site in Wisconsin on November 11, 2008.
Do Not Drop:
- Sharps(needles, syringes, lancets, Epipens, etc) Sharps Disposal Information (pdf)
- Hazardous, mercury or chemical waste products
- Commercial, business or long-term care deposit
- Unused and/or expired medication
- Over the counter medication
- Prescription medication
The Drug Drop is monitored and maintained by the Police Department.
Zip through you medicine cabinet and zip down to your local drug drop locations. Place your medications in a zip-lock type bag and place the bag into the drop box. Liquid medications should remain in original bottles.
Thank You To Our Many Community Partners
- Leadership Fond du Lac (an Association of Commerce program) - Development of the first permanent site drug drop site in the state
- Manowske Welding - Design, Construction and Material for the first permanent site
- City of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County and United Way - Financial support for safe disposal of collected medications for initial annual drug drops
- Agnesian HealthCare and Aurora Health Center - Financial support and time donated by local pharmacists for sorting medication for the initial annual drug drops
- Cities of Fond du Lac, Ripon and Waupun, Villages of Campbellsport, North Fond du Lac and Oakfield Police Departments - for their ongoing compliance with DEA regulations and daily operation and security of the six permanent Drug Drop Boxes in Fond du Lac County
- Area churches and ministerial associations
- Other area businesses - Donations to the creation and maintenance of the permanent sites
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Our mission is to decrease substance abuse among youth and adults in our community.
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