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RACINE COUNTY — Drug Take-Back Day, an event hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), takes place throughout Wisconsin on Saturday, April 22, and includes three sites in Racine County.

Drug Take-Back Day is a convenient way for residents to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. DHS urges residents to use the event as a way to fight the opioid epidemic and keep harmful materials out of the drinking water supply.

Among the items that may be disposed of are:

  • capsules
  • pills
  • creams
  • inhalers
  • non-aerosol sprays
  • ointments
  • patches
  • vials

Drug Take-Back Day locations and hours in Racine County:

  • Mount Pleasant Police Department, 8811 Campus Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Caledonia Police Department, 6900 Nicholson Road, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • South Shore Fire Department, 2801 89th St., Sturtevant, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Important information:

  • Liquids must be in their original containers.
  • Vape pens and e-cigarette devices are accepted with the batteries removed before placing in a collection bin.
  • Pet medications are accepted.
  • No illegal drugs.
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Vape pens and e-cigarettes are accepted; batteries for them are not.

To learn more about Drug Take-Back Day and information from DHS about the safe disposal of unwanted or expired medications, visit the information page on the DHS website.

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