Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel wants everyone to do their part in fighting prescription drug abuse.
On Saturday, October 22, people can take their unwanted medications, both prescription and over the counter, to Drug Take Back Day locations statewide.
“We just want people to know that there is a proper disposal of their prescription drugs,” says Capt. Kevin Warych with the Green Bay Police Department. “We don’t want people to flush those drugs down the drain to contaminate our water system and we don’t want those drugs left unattended for people to steal or kids to experiment with.”
“More than two-thirds of people who have abused prescription painkillers got them illegally from a friend or family member,” Schimel said in a statement. “Wisconsinites can help cut down on prescription drug abuse by storing prescription drugs securely and disposing of unused medication through proper methods.”
You can find a full list of drop-off sites online.