Wood County drug takeback is Oct. 27
For the City Times
MARSHFIELD – On Oct. 27, National Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) will coordinate a prescription drug takeback event throughout Wisconsin. Takeback events provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescriptions drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
In an effort to limit prescription drug abuse, local law enforcement in collaboration with Marshfield Clinic Health System, Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth (MACY), Aspirus Riverview Hospital, Groundwater Guardian, Healthy People Wood County, Wood County Health Department and Wood County UW-Extension are participating in this event Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the following locations in Wood County: Copps, Wisconsin Rapids; Pittsville Police Department; Shopko, Marshfield; and the Rome Police Department. The takeback will also be held 9 a.m. – noon at the Nekoosa Police Department and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Port Edwards Police Department.
You may bring prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, creams, liquids (must be in the original packaging), non-aerosol sprays, ointments, inhalers, patches, pet medications, vials, and needles/sharps (Marshfield only).
Please do not bring aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas), illegal drugs, mercury thermometers, oxygen tanks/ nebulizers, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions,
For more information, visit http://doseofrealitywi.gov/drug-takeback/find-a-take-back-location/, call 715-221-8422, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.