Medicine Drop Box
Never flush pharmaceuticals down the toilet.
The Superior Police Department, in conjunction with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department and the City of Superior Public Works Environmental Services Division, is serving as a location to bring unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals (drugs and medicines). The drop box is located in their lobby. Most drug stores in Superior, WI have dropboxes for pharmaceuticals.
- Bring unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals to the Superior Police Department, 1316 N. 14th St. , Suite 150. Open M - F (8 AM - 4:30 PM). If you have any questions, call (715) 395-7234.
Proper Disposal Leads to a Safer Community
Bringing unwanted, unused, or expired pharmaceuticals to the pharmaceutical drop box is an important step in keeping your family and community safe. Keeping these substances in your home can lead to a number of potential problems.
Pharmaceuticals in the Environment
Pharmaceuticals are any product used by individuals for personal health and cosmetic reasons or used by agribusiness to enhance the growth or health of livestock. Studies have shown that certain drugs may cause ecological harm if they get into our nation’s water.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Another source of this pollution is unwanted pharmaceuticals being flushed down the toilet - this was once the accepted norm. Clearly, this is no longer a sound recommendation. You can make sure that these unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals by bringing them to a safe location (listed on this page) rather than flushing them down the toilet!