Washington County Drug Disposal Locations

Do you know what’s in your medicine cabinet, on your nightstand or kitchen counter, or in your purse? Naturally, you keep prescription medicines and cold and cough remedies handy for when they are needed. However, that makes them handy for everyone else to take without you knowing it.

Lock up your meds

Only 4.7% of individuals who abuse prescription drugs say they get the medication from a stranger, drug dealer, or the internet. Prevent your children from abusing your medications by securing them in places they cannot access. Lock them up or take them out of your house.

Take inventory

Use a home medication inventory card to record the name and amount of medications you currently have. Check regularly to make sure none are missing.

Educate yourself and your children

Learn about the most commonly abused types of medications (pain relievers, sedatives, stimulants, and tranquilizers). Then, communicate the dangers of abusing these medications to your children regularly; ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH. SET CLEAR RULES AND MONITOR BEHAVIOR. Do not allow your child to take prescription drugs without a prescription. Monitor your child’s behaviors to ensure that rules are being followed. Lead by example!

Pass it on

Share your knowledge, experiences and support with the parents of your child’s friends. Work together to ensure that your children are safe and healthy.

Dispose of old and unused medications

Medications can be disposed of at no charge at Washington County Clean Sweep events and permanent disposal boxes throughout the county.

Below is a list of permanent disposal box locations in Washington COunty:

West Bend Police Department
350 Vine St
West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 335-5000
Lobby open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Jackson Police Department
N168W20733 Main St
Jackson, WI 53037
(262) 677-4949
Available on appointment

Hartford Police Department
109 N Main St
Hartford, WI 53027
(262) 673-2600
Lobby open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Kewaskum Police Department
204 1st St
Kewaskum, WI 53040
(262) 626-2323
Lobby open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Germantown Police Department
N112W16877 Mequon Rd
Germantown, WI 53022
(262) 253-7780
Lobby open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Slinger Police Department
300 Slinger Rd
Slinger, WI 53086
(262) 644-6441
Lobby open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Some Washington County Pharmacies also collect:

1921 S Main Street
West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 338-1156


For more information on opiates and other drugs, please contact us for a print copy of the “Opiate and Heroin Tool Kit,” created by the Washington County Heroin Task Force, in cooperation with the United Way of Washington County and Elevate. It’s a great resource for families and organizations. Email us for more information!