Prescription Drug Drop Off

There is now a Drug Drop Box located in the lobby at the Oregon Police Department.  It is accessible during regular office hours.  Anyone can drop off unused medications, however we are asking you to read our drop off procedures listed below and take note of the list of items below which are not accepted.

DROP OFF PROCEDURES

  • The pills should be taken out of the pill containers and placed into a plastic ziplock bag prior to dropping them in the drug drop box at the police department. 
  • Pills can be mixed together in a single bag.
  • Bottled liquids must be sealed in a bag. 
  • We are asking that you take care of recycling the empty pill containers as they take up excessive amounts of space and may contain your personal information.  
  • If you do not have a plastic ziplock bag, there are bags available at the police department.
  • The following is a list of items that can be disposed of:  prescription medicine (pills, liquids, and creams), over-the-counter medicine (pills, liquids, and creams), medications for pets, vitamins, medication samples, nebulizer solution, and inhalers.  Blister packs may stay in the original containers.
  • Med Drop Event @ OPD 4-27-24
    Med Drop Event @ OPD 4-27-24

YOU SHOULD NOT PLACE ANY OF THESE ITEMS IN THE MED DROP BOX. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR RESPECTING OUR REQUEST.

  • IV bags
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Nebulizer machines
  • Thermometers
  • Sharps
  • Epi-pens
  • Aerosols
  • Anything with a needle or lance.  

Many individuals have brought in medical sharps (needles, syringes, lancets) in the past, and when these are placed in the med drop box, the disposal generates an expense for the Oregon Police Department.  There are many free collection stations throughout Dane County, and most of them are located in Madison.  Please click on the Sharps Collection Sites document below to obtain a list of the locations in Dane County.

 

This program is anonymous, and nobody will be identified.  Please call the Oregon Police Department at 835-3111 with any questions.

The drug drop box was sponsored by Trachte, Inc., Oregon Rotary Club, and Oregon-Brooklyn-McFarland VFW.  We appreciate their generosity and assistance in making this program happen!