Wisconsin collects 63,541 pounds of unused drugs during Drug Take Back events, collection ranks third in nation

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) – More than 60,000 pounds of unused medications were collected during Drug Take Back events in April, Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Wednesday.

Officials say Wisconsin collected a total of 63,541 lbs. of unused drugs at nearly 390 permanent drug collection receptacles located throughout the state. The total was more than Minnesota, Michigan, and Iowa combined and since 2015, 401,769 lbs. of unused and unwanted medications have been collected and disposed of by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.