Medication Safety

Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

Prescription Drug Drop Boxes are a safe, secure way to dispose of unwanted medications. The Drop Boxes are an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings in Green County as well as help protect local waterways.

Prescription Drug Drop Box Locations

Prescription drug drop boxes can be found at the following locations across our county. 
  • Green County Sheriff’s Department 2827 6th Street Monroe, WI 53566 608-328-9400 Open: 24/7
  • Monroe Police Department 1811 12th Street Monroe, WI 53566 (608) 329-2400 Open: 24/7
  • Brodhead Police Department 1004 W Exchange St Brodhead, WI 53520 (608) 897-2112 Open: 24/7
  • New Glarus Police Department 319 2nd Street New Glarus, WI 53574 (608)527-2145 Open: M-F 7:30 am to 7:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 3 pm
  • Albany Police Department 206 N Water Street Albany, WI 53502 608-862-3255 Open: 24/7
  • Monticello Police Department 140 N Main St Monticello, WI 53570 (608) 938-4320 Open: M-F 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

What can I get rid of?

- Prescription Medications
- Over-the-Counter Medications
- Medications for Pets
- Vitamins
- Medication Samples
- Inhalers

What do I do with needles?

Sharps need to be put in a red sharps container.

You can take the sharps container to any of the sites listed here.

What is NOT accepted?

- NO Needles
- NO IV Bags
- NO Oxygen Tanks
- NO Nebulizer Machines
- NO Thermometers
- NO Bloody Infectious Waste
- NO Hydrogen Peroxide
- NO Business Waste
- NO Sharps, Epi-pens or anything with a needle or lancet

What happens to the medications?

Medications collected at the Drop Box are incinerated and disposed of in the most environmentally safe method currently available.


Call : 608-328-9400

Illegal drugs cannot be disposed of in the drop box. However, you may turn over illegal drugs to the Sheriff’s Department.

Medication Lock Boxes

Did you know that 70% of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends? YOU can help prevent the misuse of prescription medication by safely securing your medications. Medication lock boxes are available FREE of cost through a grant at the following locations:
- Green County Public Health Department
- Pinnow Hometown Pharmacy
- Green County Human Services

Do you know someone that is suffering from substance abuse or misuse of prescription medications?
Please refer them to Green County Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse.