Drug Disposal Program

The Waukesha Police Department continues to recognize the growing abuse of opiates in the community and the need for solutions. By working in partnerships with the community to provide services and working towards solving emerging social issues, the Waukesha Police Department has officially launched a Drug Disposal Program.

Purpose & Goal
  • The purpose of this drug disposal program is to provide a safe, secure, and anonymous collection and destruction of unused and unwanted prescription and non-prescription medications.
  • The ultimate goal of this program aims to decrease the access to unwanted or expired medication. The agency is hopeful that citizens will take advantage of this convenient service which has eliminated the obstacles for community members to properly dispose of their medications.
Drug Disposal Sign
Effective Date
The Waukesha Police Department Drug Disposal Program went into effect on January 21, 2015.

Disposal Location
Citizens who take advantage of the program will see that a metal drug collection box has been installed in the front lobby of the Waukesha Police Department located at 1901 Delafield Street.

Guidelines
Guidelines have been set for what the Waukesha Police Department Drug Disposal Program will and will not accept.

Accepted Materials
Unwanted or expired prescription and/or non-prescription medication by citizens including pills and patches

Not Accepted
  • Aerosol cans
  • Biohazard waste
  • Creams
  • Inhalers
  • Liquids
  • Ointments
  • Restricted controlled substances (illicit drugs)
  • Syringes
Chief Statement
Chief Russell Jack, who officially launched the Waukesha Police Department Drug Disposal Program, stated, “The Waukesha Police Department will continue working with the community to provide solutions that aim to eliminate opiate abuse. Through this effort, we also hope to decrease the drug crimes associated with this abuse.”
Chief of Police standing next to the drug disposal sign