Medication/Sharps Disposal

Drug collection box

Medication Collection

Kenosha County is now offering permanent locations for residents to dispose of unused, unwanted, and expired medication. The program is free-of-charge and requires no pre-registration. This is an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings in Kenosha County as well as help protect local waterways. View a Medication Disposal brochure (PDF) in English. Vea la versión en español del folleto del Desecho de Medicación (PDF).

Collection Sites

Six sites have been designated for the collection:

Kenosha County Public Safety Building

1000 55th Street
Collection Hours 
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm excluding holidays

Village of Salem Lakes

9814 Antioch Road (Highway 83)
Collection Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm excluding holidays excluding holidays

Somers Fire and Rescue Department

7511 12 Street (Highway E)
Collection Hours 
Monday through Friday

Pleasant Prairie Police Department

8600 Green Bay Road
Collection Hours
24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Twin Lakes Police Department

920 Lance Drive
Collection Hour
24 hours a day / 7 days a week

University of Wisconsin Parkside

900 Wood Road - Tallent Hall, east side of the building
Collection Hours
24 hours day / 7 days a week


Acceptable Items

  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter-medications
  • Ointments and creams
  • Pet medications
  • Sprays
  • Liquids
  • Inhalers

Unacceptable Items

  • Biohazardous materials
  • Illegal drugs
  • Needles/sharps or syringes

Cross out personal information or peel of the label. Place all medication in a sealed bag and place into the drop box.

Sharps/Needle Disposal

Sharps are not allowed at the permanent medication collection sites. Find information on where to dispose of sharps in Kenosha County (PDF) or check out a national database of locations at safeneedledisposal.org.