Those who want to safely dispose of drugs, especially those that young people abuse when they find them in medicine cabinets, can bring their drugs to the Muskego Police Department, W183 S8150 Racine Ave, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

“More than two thirds of people who have abused prescription painkillers got them illegally from a friend or family member,” said Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. Unused or expired medicine should not 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.

Anyone can bring prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.

Not acceptable are illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products such as shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, household hazardous waste such as paint, pesticides, oil, gas, or mercury thermometers.

The Muskego Police Department also has a permanent collection box in the lobby of the police department, available 24 hours.

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