In partnership with Monroe County Safe Community Coalition, Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers maintains a permanent medication drop-box for public use. The drop-box, which is one of four 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.
The following items can be disposed of in the Medicaition Drop-Box
- Prescription Medications
- Pet Medications
- Over-the-Counter Medication
- Prescription Ointments
- Prescription Patches
The following items should not be disposed of in the medication drop box:
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Aerosol Cans
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.