Kenosha County will be holding events for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

Prescription, over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol spray dispensers, creams, vials, pet medications and vape pens or other e-cigarette devices (batteries removed) can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:

  • ELCA Outreach Center, 6218 26th Avenue in Kenosha
  • Kenosha County Center at highways 45 and 50 in Bristol (enter off Highway 50 on the southeast side of the building)
  • Kenosha Fire Station 6, 2615 14th Place in Kenosha
  • Pleasant Prairie Police Department, 8600 Green Bay Road, in Pleasant Prairie

Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas), and mercury thermometers will not be accepted.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a day of recognition held twice annually that aims to provide a safe, convenient, responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

In addition, training will be held for the overdose-reversing medication Narcan. The Narcan training teaches people to recognize symptoms of an opioid overdose and how to administer the drug. More information about the Narcan distribution program in Kenosha County is available here. Participants will receive free supplies of the drug as well as Fentanyl and Xylazine test strips. Kenosha County Behavioral Health staff will also provide information about other resources and services available in the community.

A full press release is available here.

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