National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 27.
Kenosha County os participating in the event.
Residents can bring unwanted medication from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two locations:
Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road in Kenosha
Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St. in Bristol.
The event is organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to educate the public about the potential for abuse of prescription drugs and how to properly dispose of them and over-the-counter medicine.
Disposing of drugs through approved means also protects local waterways from contimination that would ocucur if medicine is flushed down the toilet or thrown in the garbage.
“We know tat homes are safer when unwanted drugs aren’t around,” said Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser.
Residents can drop off medications year-round at six different locations in the county.
In Somers, a drop-off box is located at the Fire Dept.. 7511 13th St. (Highway E). It is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
It is recommended to cross out any personal information if the medicine is in its original package.
Ointment and creams
Not accepted are:
If the medicine is not expired, unopened and in its original package, they can be donated through the Wisconsin Drug Repository.
More information on the program can be found here
At present, the only Kenosha County drop-off sites are Good Value Pharmacy’s Festival Foods location, 3207 80th St., and Larsen-Mayer location, 3825 39th Ave.
For more information about the Medication Disposal Program and the Drug Take-Back Day, call the Division of Health at 262-605-6700.
More information, including a program brochure, is also online at http://bit.ly/KCMedDisposal.