The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department, in partnership with Ozaukee County law enforcement, Concordia University, and the Heroin Task Force, is holding a drive-thru medication disposal event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in Ozaukee County.

The community is invited to bring unused, expired, and/or unwanted medications for disposal to the Ozaukee County Transit Building in Port Washington (741 W. Oakland Ave.) and Concordia University in Mequon (12800 N. Lake Shore Drive).

The goal of the state-wide initiative, coordinated through the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means to dispose of prescription medications, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.

Ozaukee County continues to offer permanent drop boxes for prescription medications. There are drop boxes located at the police departments in Cedarburg, Grafton, Mequon, Port Washington, Saukville and Thiensville, and the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department. Only prescription medications are accepted in these drop boxes.

For more information, contact the health department at 262-284-8170.

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