Safely dispose unused medicine at Miller Park on April 27th and keep it out of Lake Michigan and from people who abuse prescription drugs. It's all part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
While supplies last, people dropping off unused medicine will receive a free five-pound bag of Milorganite®, fertilizer made in Milwaukee since 1926.
Medicine Collection efforts have removed more than 18 tons of unused medicine in Milwaukee County since 2006. The Milwaukee Police Department is providing officers for the event.
Never flush or pour unused medicines down the drain. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove everything and the drugs can end up getting into Lake Michigan.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - Milwaukee
Where: Miller Park in the Miller Lot by the Sausage Haus
When: April 27th, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Bring: prescription and over-the-counter medication, ointments, sprays, inhalers, creams, vials, and pet medications.
Do not bring: Illegal drugs, biohazardous material, needles/sharps, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc), and household hazardous waste.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
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