October 28, 2023
111 Lincoln St.
Verona, WI 53593
Prescription Drug Take Back Event
Saturday, October 28, 2023
On October 28, 2023, the Verona Police Department and Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will host a Prescription Drug Take-Back event. The focus is on safely disposing of potentially dangerous pharmaceutical substances and preventing them from going into our water supply.
Please empty all pills into a clear plastic baggie prior to the event to assist with the ease of disposal. Prescription liquids and creams must be in their original packaging material.
The Prescription Drug Take-Back Day goal is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of prescription drug disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes around the world.
Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, non-pressurized inhalers, patches, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.
Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, mercury thermometers, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc...), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, chemicals, oil, or gas) or acids. Non-prescription, personal hygiene products cannot be accepted.
This program is anonymous, and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made.