Medication Drop-Box

 

In partnership with Monroe County Safe Community Coalition, Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers unveiled a permanent medication drop-box for public use on Tuesday, April 18th. The drop-box, which is one of three in Monroe County, is available to the public during normal business hours at Scenic Bluffs in Cashton. Here, the community can discard of their unwanted medications, keeping them safe from the hands of others, as well as keeping water supplies clean.

Medication drop-boxes are in place to encourage proper disposal of unused, unwanted or expired prescription or over-the-counter medication. These programs are not only a strategy for preventing illicit drug use and unintentional poisonings in the community, but also a way to protect our water supply from pharmaceutical contamination. 

The Medication Drop Box is located in the front of the Cashton Health Centers for customers to dispose of the following unused/unwanted pharmaceuticals:

 

· Prescription Medications

· Prescription Ointments

· Pet Medications

· Prescription Patches

· Over the Counter Medications

· Vitamins

 

The following items should not be disposed of in the medication drop box:

 

· Needles

· Inhalers

· Aerosol Cans

· Thermometers

· Lotions

 

·Hydrogen Peroxide

· Liquids

 

  • The medication drop box is available to everyone during normal business hours.  
  • Medications do not have to be removed from the containers/bottles but can be if the customer so chooses.  Bottle content(s) can be emptied into a sandwich bag.  (Sandwich bags will be available at the front desk). 
  • Bottles with names can be deposited.  No one will have access to this information.  (Markers will be available at the front desk for customer to cross off confidential information on the outside of the bottles if they so choose).

For questions, or more information regarding the Medication Drop-Box, give Scenic Bluffs at call at 608.654.5100.