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Drug Take Back Day

Waupaca police to collect discarded medications

The Waupaca Police Department will host Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

Area residents are encouraged to bring prescription and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.

Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medications by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag.

Liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.

Do not bring illegal drugs, syringes, acids, aerosol cans, anything containing a bodily fluid or blood, personal care products such as shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, mercury thermometers or vape pens.

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.

More than 277 law enforcement agencies will be participating in Drug Take Back Day across the state.

“I strongly encourage Wisconsinites to ensure that their unused medications are properly disposed of,” said Attorney General Josh Kaul. “Through proper disposal, we can prevent prescription drugs from being diverted, and help prevent addiction.”

The Waupaca Police Department is located at 124 S. Washington St.

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