Medication Collection Program

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Do you have unused or expired medications taking up space in your medicine cabinet?  The City of Oak Creek has a medication drop box located at the Oak Creek Police Department.  The drop box is free to use and available for all Oak Creek residents. Proper and timely disposal of unused and expired medications ensures the Oak Creek community remains a safe and healthy environment. The medication collection program prevents pollution of our lands and waters, and keeps medications out of the hands of children and teens.

What to Bring:

  • Prescription Medications (empty unused pills from the container into a clear plastic bag)
  • Over-the-counter Medications (empty unused pills from the container into a clear plastic bag)
  • Ointments
  • Patches
  • Non-Aerosol Sprays
  • Creams
  • Vials
  • Pet Medications

What NOT to Bring:

  • Illegal Drugs
  • Needles/Sharps
  • Inhalers
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Bio-Hazardous Material
  • Personal Care Products (soap, lotion, etc.)
  • Hazardous Waste (paint, pesticides, oil, etc.)

For more information about medication disposal please visit:

http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm101653.htm

Medication Lockboxes

When medications are in use, it is important to lock them up and keep them safely out of the hands of children and teens. Although highly recommended, medication lockboxes are difficult to find in the stores. Therefore, medication lockboxes are available for purchase at the Oak Creek Health Department: $26.75 for a medium lockbox and $29.75 for a large lockbox. (Prices are subject to change.)

To purchase, please visit the City of Oak Creek Health Department during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Cash or checks made out to the City of Oak Creek will be accepted.