Free household medication collection coming up in Kenosha

KENOSHA (WITI) -- On Saturday, April 26th, the Kenosha County Division of Health, Pleasant Prairie Police Department and UW–Parkside Police Department are planning a FREE HOUSEHOLD MEDICATION COLLECTION. All Kenosha County residents are invited to drop off any outdated or unused medication, including prescription medication. The event is part of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative.

National Poison Prevention Week is March 16-22, 2014. As the community begins spring cleaning, they are encouraged keep the medicine cabinet on the top of the list of things to be cleaned. The Kenosha County Division of Health is encouraging Kenosha County residents to dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medication safely so medication doesn’t:

    The safer, environmentally friendly method of medication disposal is through an official medication collection site. Kenosha County has recently added two new collection sites and now offers 6 permanent medication collection boxes.

    The “*” indicates a new site.

    Kenosha County Safety Building

    1000 55th St. Kenosha WI 53140

    Collection Hours: Mon-Fri (8AM-5:30PM)

    *Pleasant Prairie Police Department

    8600 Green Bay Rd Pleasant Prairie WI 53158

    Collection Hours: 24 hrs a day/7 days a week

    Town of Salem Village Hall

    9814 Antioch Rd (Hwy 83) Salem WI 53168

    Collection Hours: Mon-Fri (8AM-4PM) excluding holidays

    Silver Lake Police Department

    113 S. First St. Silver Lake WI 53170

    Collection Hours Mon-Fri (8AM-5PM) excluding holidays

    Twin Lakes Police Department

    920 Lance Dr Twin Lakes WI 53181

    Collection Hours: 24 hours a day/7 days a week

    *University of Wisconsin-Parkside Police Department

    900 Wood Rd – Tallent Hall Kenosha WI 53144

    Collection Hours: 24 hrs a day/7 days a week

    Acceptable items:


        Keep medication in original package. Cross out personal information. Put all medications in a sealed bag and place directly into the Medication Drop Box.

        Event details are as follows:

        Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014

        Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

        Locations: Pleasant Prairie Police Department

        8600 Green Bay Rd Pleasant Prairie, WI


        UW-Parkside Police Department

        900 Wood Rd Kenosha WI – East side of Tallent Hall

        The drop off is free of charge to all Kenosha County residents.