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Drug Drop Box

Did you know? 

  • It is no longer acceptable to flush or throw away medication.
  • Recent studies show measurable amounts of medication have been found in drinking water and wildlife due to flushing or throwing away medications.
  • Medication strength changes over time and is not typically safe after one year.

What you can do to help: Proper disposal removes medication from your home in a safe way so others cannot access it, improves water quality, reduces drug-related crime, prevents prescription drug abuse, and prevents accidental poisoning, especially in children and pets.

The drug drop box in the Neenah Police Department front lobby is one of four permanent drug drop sites in Winnebago County. Our staffed lobby hours are 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM every day.

Fox Crossing, Menasha, and Oshkosh Police Departments are also permanent drug drop sites.

Know Before You Go:

  • Empty all pills into sandwich-sized sealable bags
  • Keep all liquids, creams, ointments, and powders in their original containers
  • Recycle empty pill bottles and paper boxes
  • Discard all plastic caps in the garbage
  • Drop off all bags of pills, liquids, creams, ointments, and powders at designated locations throughout Outagamie, Winnebago, and Calumet Counties

Drug drop boxes accept the following prescription and over the counter items:

  • Pills
  • Creams
  • Ointments
  • Liquids
  • Powders
  • Pet medications

Drug drop boxes do not accept the following items:

  • Medical supplies (thermometers, etc.)
  • Biological waste (eye drops, inhalers, etc.)
  • Sharps (needles, syringes, lancets)
    • Wisconsin law requires all residents to dispose of sharps properly. It is illegal to put sharps in the trash or with recyclables. For more information on sharps disposal, click here.

For more information on drug drop sites in Winnebago County, visit the Winnebago County Health Department website.