On Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. the Village of Mount Pleasant Police Department will be participating in the Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative by collecting unused and/or expired prescription medications for proper disposal.
Medications tend to accumulate in residential medicine cabinets long after they have outlived their usefulness, and if not disposed of properly, can end up in our water supply.
Here is the list of approved items that will be collected:
- Prescription and over-the-counter medications
- Non-aerosol sprays
- Pet medications
Please note that solid medications must be removed from their containers, unless in sealed blister packs. Liquids (creams, sprays, lotions, etc.) must be in their original packaging.
Please do NOT bring the following:
- Illegal drugs
- Mercury thermometers
- Aerosol cans
- Bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood)
- Personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc.)
- Household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, chemicals, oil, gas)
The Mount Pleasant Police Department is located at 8811 Campus Dr in Mount Pleasant. Please use the main driveway entrance to access the site.
If you miss the day, the Village will have a permanent receptacle in the Police Department lobby, which is accessible Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Other permanent drop-off locations can be found here.
About Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
The Mount Pleasant Police Department, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is offering this special collection day.
“The Prescription Drug Take-Back Day goal is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of these medications. Unused or expired medicine should never 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 around the world.”