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Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
Friday October 13th, 2017 :: 08:30 a.m. CDT

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OCTOBER 28, 2017 PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK

NEWS RELEASE
OCTOBER 28, 2017 PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY COMING TO SUN PRAIRIE
The City of Sun Prairie, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will coordinate a National Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 300 East Main Street. The City of Sun Prairie has a permanent MedDrop box that is open to the public 24 hours a day/7 days a week for citizens to dispose of unused or expired medicine. This MedDrop box is located inside the City Hall near the Police Department entrance.
This effort will continue to bring focus to the issue of prescription controlled substance abuse. Used or expired medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisonings, overdoses and abuse. The goal of the Take Back Day is to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the community about the potential hazards of these medications.
Unused or expired medications 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, lakes and the water supply around the world.
GUIDELINES:
All waste pharmaceuticals must be generated by a household – no businesses are allowed.
Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, inhalers (now accepted), patches, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.
 Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container into a clear sealable plastic bag and disposing of it directly into a disposal box. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages are acceptable without the medications being removed.
 Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging and evenly distributed within the boxes of collected solid prescription medications. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.
 This program is anonymous and all efforts should be made to protect the anonymity of
individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made.
Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas) or mercury thermometers.
Reminder: The City of Sun Prairie has a permanent MedDrop box that is open to the public 24 hours a day/7 days a week for citizens to dispose of unused or expired medicine. This MedDrop box is located inside the City Hall near the Police Department entrance.

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Sun Prairie Police Department, Wisconsin
300 East Main Street
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-837-7336

300 E Main St
Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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