7.5 Tons of Medicines Collected in 2014

 In Drug Poisoning Prevention, MedDrop

7.5 TONS of medicines were disposed of with the MedDrop program in Dane County in 2014. That’s up from 4.4 TONS in 2013. Great job Dane County and all of our MedDrop partners who help dispose of medicines the safe way!

MedDrop collection buckets seen below are lined up and ready to be shipped off for proper disposal! The Safe Communities’ ‘Be Good to the Earth’ campaign, held on Earth Day (April 22), encouraged the use of MedDrop to safely dispose of unwanted medicines for public health and protecting the environment! A coordinated effort between Dane County, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District and area health care organizations helped to promote MedDrop as the best, most environmentally friendly way to dispose of medicines. This effort also serves as a reminder for citizens to ‘Be Good to the Earth – don’t flush medicines,’ and take them to MedDrop instead.

Media Release (PDF)

Thanks to the following local pharmacies for their participation in this initiative! Community Pharmacies; Dean; Group Health Cooperative; Mallat’s Pharmacy; Meriter UnityPoint Health; St. Mary’s Hospital; Target Madison; UW Health & Unity; UW Hospital and Walgreens. 






MedDrop Partners Make A Difference!

MedDrop box in Sun Prairie.

Contact Safe Communities for information about how to become a MedDrop municipal partner.






Using MedDrop Makes A Difference!

Sealed collection buckets are staged before being properly disposed of. Using MedDrop is the best way to get rid of medicines!


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