Jefferson County Residents now have a Permanent Pharmaceutical Drug Drop-off Site
Attention, all residents of Jefferson County. We now have a permanent pharmaceutical drug drop-off site in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office JAIL LOBBY. The jail lobby is located at 411 S. Center Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549 (at the south end of the Courthouse). The jail lobby is open 24 hours a day every day. Directions to the jail lobby: enter the Sheriff’s Office lobby and turn left. Take the elevator down to the lower level (push LL) and the red drop-off container is to the left. ONLY residents of Jefferson County can drop-off their drugs which include prescription, non-prescription, vitamins and vet/pet drugs for proper disposal. Hospice, group homes and assisted living homes may also bring their drugs to the new site. All hospitals, clinics and pharmacies are required to do their own disposal. Keep all drugs in original containers, but cross out your name and prescription number. Leave the name of the drug on the container so we can dispose of the pharmaceutical properly. No sharps/needles, radioactive materials, oxygen tanks or nebulizers will be allowed. Call your local health department for sharps disposal instructions.
The pharmaceutical drug drop-off site has been made possible by JWR Inc., Johnson Creek who made and donated the container for the proper disposal of drugs in Jefferson County. Sheriff Paul Milbrath and his office worked with the Solid Waste/Air Quality Committee for the past year and obtained approval from the Drug Enforcement Agency for this pharmaceutical drug drop-off site. Remember to thank JWR Inc. and Sheriff Milbrath for their work on supporting the Pharmaceutical Clean Sweep Program in Jefferson County.
Remember, proper disposal of pharmaceuticals keeps our children, pets and environment safer.
Check the Jefferson County website for more information at www.jeffersoncountywi.gov or call 920-674-7430 for information.