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Medication & Needle Disposal

Medication Collection
A permanent drop box is available at the Wauwatosa Police Department for all expired and unused prescription and over the counter medications. You must be a Wauwatosa resident and valid identification is required.

Collection Hours:

  • Monday through Friday: 7:00am to 11:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 3:00pm to 11:00pm

No needles/sharps, household chemicals, hygiene items, biohazard material will be accepted.


Medication Collection Events
Each year, in conjunction with the Wauwatosa Police Department and the Wauwatosa School District we host a medication collection event at City Hall. For details on any upcoming medication collection events, call 414-479-8939.

Medication Collection Day Statistics



Sharps Collection
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has rules that apply to the disposal of needles, syringes, lancets, or other sharps. If you, or family members, use these items please plan ahead for their proper disposal.

Sharps Collection Locations 

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