Children's Hospital Hosting Drug Take Back on Wednesday

On Wednesday, March 29, Children’s Community Health Plan and its community partners are encouraging community members to dispose unwanted medications in a safe and proper way.

Community members are encouraged to bring:

  •        Prescription medications, patches and ointments
  •        Over-the-counter medications, patches and ointments
  •        Needles/sharps
  •        Non-aerosol medical sprays and vials
  •        Vitamins
  •        Pet medications

Community members are encouraged not to bring:

  •        Illegal drugs
  •        Bio-hazardous material (containing bodily fluid)
  •        Inhalers
  •        Aerosol cans
  •        Personal care products
  •        Household waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas)

Community members may use the drive-thru drop-off service in the main parking lot of the Summit Place complex at 6737 W. Washington St. in West Allis. Pills should be removed from their bottles or packaging and placed in clear, plastic bags for easy drop off.

CCHP and its community partners — West Allis-West Milwaukee Community Coalition, Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and the West Allis Police Department — hope to raise awareness on how to properly dispose medications.

Officer Nelson of the West Allis Police Department will be present from Noon – 1 PM to present his “Community Safety” presentation.

The drive will take place from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Visitor Parking Lot (look for the blue CCHP tent) located at 6737 W. Washington St in West Allis.

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