Unwanted/Expired Medication

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Unwanted/Expired Medication

Winnebago County now offers FOUR permanent medication drop-box locations.  They are located at: City of Oshkosh Public Safety Building, City of Neenah Police Department, City of Menasha Police Department and Village of Fox Crossing Police Department. These drop-boxes are available 24/7 and the safe disposal service is available free of charge to Winnebago County Residents. Please visit the Winnebago County Health Department webpage for more information about the drop-box program



Never put medical sharps in your trash or recycling cart. 

Used and unused sharps must be placed in an acceptable sharps container and taken to a registered collection facility. For current information on sharps drop-off locations, please visit the Winnebago County Health Department or Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Household Sharps website.

Medication Disposal Do's and Don'ts


REDUCE pharmaceutical and medication waste whenever possible:

  • Buy only as much as can reasonably be used in the immediate future.
  • Ask the doctor to prescribe only enough to see if a new prescription medication will work for you, and in the lowest dose advisable.

DISPOSE of the remainder properly:

  • Utilize local permanent drop-box to dispose of your unused pharmaceuticals.
  • If you are unable to take medications to one of the above, free, 24/7 drop off locations, render your leftovers unattractive by mixing them with coffee grounds or cat litter. Then place them in your trash for disposal in a licensed solid waste landfill.


  • Flush waste drugs down the toilet or sink drain.
  • Burn pharmaceuticals or personal care products in a burn barrel.

More Information

For pharmaceutical reduction tips, visit: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/HealthWaste/HouseholdPharm.html

For drug take-back events, additional collection box locations, and information to detect and prevent drug abuse visit: http://doseofrealitywi.gov/

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Solid Waste Department

100 W. County Road Y
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone:(920) 232-1800
Fax:(920) 424-1189