Over 58-thousand Pounds of Medications Collected on Drug Take Back Day
Over 58-thousand pounds of unused medications were collected as part of statewide Drug Take Back Day last Saturday. Attorney General Josh Kaul announced the preliminary collection totals on Thursday. 278 law enforcement agencies around the state hosted more than 190 Drug Take Back events, and collected disposed drugs from 462 permanent drug disposal boxes in Wisconsin. The take back day is designed to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the public about the potential abuse and consequences of improper storage and disposal of the medications. The collected medications were boxed, put on pallets, shrink-wrapped and sent to Covanta Energy in Indiana where the drugs will be incinerated. “Thousands of Wisconsinites turned out to dispose of unused and unwanted medications. Thank you for helping us fight the opioid epidemic,” Attorney General Kaul said.