Wisconsin’s Drug Disposal Program National Leader; 401,769 lbs. Collected Since 2015

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel today announced 63,541 lbs. of unused medications were collected at Drug Take Back events on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at nearly 390 permanent drug collection receptacles located throughout the state. Wisconsin collected more unused medications than Minnesota, Michigan, and Iowa combined. Since 2015, the Wisconsin Department of Justice has collected and disposed of 401,769 lbs. of unused and unwanted medications. To see what it takes to process more than 60,000 lbs. of unused medications, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) shared this time lapse of the drugs’ processing.

Wisconsin’s Drug Disposal Program National Leader; 401,769 lbs. Collected Since 2015