Drug collection boxes at 13 locations in Racine County provide public safety

Medicine collection boxes are available throughout the Racine County community. Racine County authorized collection sites are used to safely dispose of leftover medications or unused prescriptions. Racine County has 13 official medicine boxes available.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) provides insight into the crucial role medicine collection boxes play.

“Kept in a medicine cabinet, these drugs can be misused by your family, friends and other visitors to your home. Thrown in the trash, these drugs can fall into the hands of people who have no medical use for them. Flushed down the toilet or poured down a drain, these drugs can contaminate our water supply,” shares the DHS, in the article Dose of Reality: Permanent Drug Drop Boxes.

Authorized drug collection boxes

For the safety of Racine County residents, use the collection boxes at the following sites for drug drop-off:

Location Address
Caledonia Police 6900 Nicholson Road
Caledonia, WI 53108
Burlington City Police Department 224 E.Jefferson St.
Burlington, WI 53105
Racine City Police Department 530 Center St.
Root, WI 53403
Mount Pleasant Police Department 8811 Campus Drive
Mt. Pleasant, WI 53406
Racine Sheriff’s Patrol Post 14116 Washington Ave.
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Sturtevant Police Department 2801 89th Street.
Sturtevant, WI 53177
Burlington City Police Department 32288 Bushnell Road
Burlington, WI 53105
Dover City Hall 4110 S. Beaumont Avenue
Kansasville, WI 53139
Union Grove Town Hall 925 15th ave.
Union Grove, WI 53182
Elmwood Park Village Office 3131 Taylor Ave, Unit 1
Elmwood Park, WI 53405
Walgreens Pharmacy 4810 Washington Ave
Root, WI 53406
Waterford Police Service 415 N. Milwaukee Street
Waterford, WI 53185
Wind Point Village Office 215 E. 4 Mile Road
Root, WI 53402
Racine County Drug Collection Boxes

Items Accepted

According to DHS, prescription and over-the-counter medications can be eliminated, as well as pet medications. Liquid medications are accepted, however they must be in their original container.

  • capsules
  • Creams
  • Inhalers
  • Non-aerosol sprays
  • Ointments
  • Pills
  • Fixes
  • Vials
  • Vape Pens
    • batteries must be removed

Items not accepted

The following items are not accepted at the various collection points. This includes:

The following items are not accepted:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Anything that contains blood or bodily fluid
  • Hazardous household waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gasoline)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Medicines containing iodine
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Personal care products (shampoos, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.)
  • Sharp objects/syringes
  • Vape pens/e-cigarette devices with a built-in battery that cannot be removed

More information

Do you have questions or concerns? Learn more about this topic by visiting the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.

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