The McFarland Police Department, in conjunction with Safe Communities of Dane County, sponsors a permanent drug-drop receptacle. The receptacle is maintained by Police Department staff, and is available for area residents to dispose of unwanted prescription medications. The MedDrop box can be found in the vestibule of McFarland's Village Hall which is open 24/7.
The Department's hope is that citizens will utilize this service, and help to make a safer environment for our children. Access to unused prescription medications is a leading cause of serious injury and death to young children.
How to Use MedDrop
- To dispose of medications in the MedDrop drop boxes, please bring your unused or expired medication and a Ziploc or other resealable bag to the MedDrop police department. It is important to keep medications in original bottles until you are at the MedDrop Station.
- Empty contents of pill bottles into a Ziploc/storage bag at the police station and recycle your pill bottles, either by taking them home with you, or placing in the container provided at the police station. Block out personal information before recycling.
- Leave liquids, gels or creams in their original containers and place them in a Ziploc/storage bag
- Place sealed Ziploc/storage bags into the MedDrop box
What You Can Get Rid of at MedDrop
- Medication Samples
- Medications for Pets
- Nebulizer Solution
- Over-the-Counter Medicine (pills, liquids, creams, powders and patches)
- Prescription Medicine (pills, liquids, creams, powders and patches)
Items to Not Get Rid of at MedDrop
- IV Bags
- Nebulizer Machines
- Oxygen Tanks
- Sharps, EpiPens, or anything with a needle or lancet
Information provided by Safe Communities of Dane County.