Medication Disposal

What Should I Do With My Unused or Expired Medication(s)?
Expired medications may be disposed safely at the following location:
Greenfield Law Enforcement Center
5300 W. Layton Avenue
Lobby
This collection site is available for Greenfield residents and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Accepted Medications
Types of medicines accepted include:
  • Liquid medicine in leak-proof containers
  • Lotions & Ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Pet Medications
  • Prescriptions
  • Vitamins
These items must be left in their original containers. You may cover your name or personal information on the container if you wish.

Unaccepted Objects
The collection site will not accept:
  • Aerosols
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Infectious waste
  • Inhalers
  • Medical devices
  • Needles or Sharp objects
Non-Greenfield residents can contact their local police department for more information. The Metropolitan Milwaukee Sewerage District conducts Medicine Collection Days for all Milwaukee County residents each spring.

Medicine Collection Days
Additionally, the Milwaukee Metro Sewerage District conducts Medicine Collection Days for all Milwaukee County residents each spring.

Flushing
Do not flush expired or unused medication down the toilet. Flushing medication down the toilet is resulting in trace levels of chemicals commonly found in prescription drugs in our water supply. These chemicals may be harmful to fish and other wild life. Instead pharmaceutical experts recommend to:

Non-Greenfield Residents
  • Check with your local pharmacy to see if they will take back medications. (Walgreens has unused medication return envelopes for purchase)
  • Check if your local community has designated drop-off sites.
  • Dispose of medication in the garbage by taking these steps
    Keep the medication in its original container and scratch out your name for security purposes.
    Add a small amount of water to pills, or an absorbent material like flour to liquid medication to discourage their use.
    Put the containers in a paper bag or disposable food container like a yogurt or margarine container to conceal them. Toss in the garbage as close to your trash pick time as possible.