Med Drop Box
As of October 28, 2023, the MedDrop box will no longer be available at the Fitchburg Police Department.
Effective October 28, 2023, the Fitchburg Police Department will no longer be able to accept unwanted medication for disposal. The final day to drop off unused medication for disposal this year through the City of Fitchburg will be National Drug Take Back Day on October 28.
MedDrop Locations and Alternatives
There are several MedDrop locations in close proximity to the City of Fitchburg and several pharmacies either in or near Fitchburg that have added medication and sharps disposal options.
For a list of MedDrop locations, visit: https://safercommunity.net
The Fitchburg Hy-Vee Pharmacy accepts unused and expired medications at a drop box.
Drug Take Back Days: Statewide drug take back events are generally held every spring and fall. Click here for more information: These events are announced through local media outlets and will be posted on the City's website and social media channels.
Medications can also be disposed of in the trash. Especially when there is a risk of accidental poisoning, overdose or diversion, it is better to dispose of household pharmaceuticals rather than keep them. When placing unused pharmaceuticals in the trash, be sure to:
- Remove or mark over all labels that identify the materials as pharmaceuticals or that could provide personal information about you, including prescription information that someone could try to refill;
- Render them unattractive to children and thieves by dissolving them in a small amount of water or alcohol, or by grinding them up and mixing them with coffee grounds or kitty litter; and put them in a second container or small plastic bag and hide them in your trash.