On October 17th, 2015 between 10 am and 1 PM, five locations have been established throughout Sheboygan County to participate in the statewide Drug Take Back campaign.
In conjunction with Attorney General Brad Schimel’s “Dose of Reality” campaign, Healthy Sheboygan County 2020 has organized sites to collect prescription medications. The last Drug Take Back efforts conducted in May, 2015 at 3 locations countywide resulted in the collection of 391 pounds.
The sites are:
Generations – 1500 Douglas Drive, Plymouth
St. Nicholas Hospital- 3100 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan
Random Lake Fire Department- 718 Spring Street, Random Lake
Oostburg Municipal Building- 1140 Minnesota Avenue, Oostburg
Howards Grove Village Hall-913 S. Wisconsin Drive, Howards Grove
The addition of Oostburg and Howards Grove as collection sites is welcome and allows for the increase in a means of safe, legal disposal of unused medications, including prescription controlled substances. Participants are asked to cross out any identifying information on bottles along with liquids needing to be in bottles and then placed in plastic bags prior to dropping off at a site.
Area law enforcement agencies still have permanent drug drop sites that can be used year round.