The Hudson Police Department is hosting a Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 28, at the Hudson Family Fresh, 2351 Coulee Road, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This allows citizens an opportunity to get unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs out of their medicine cabinet and safely destroyed.
Do bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.
Do not bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas), mercury thermometers.
Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages without the medications being removed are acceptable.
Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.
Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.
Every citizen in this state can play a role in solving this epidemic: Use prescriptions only as prescribed, store prescriptions securely, properly dispose of unused prescriptions, and help spread the important message about safe prescription use. Go to www.DoseOfRealityWI.gov to learn more about how to make the community safer and healthier.