Medication Safety

Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

Prescription Drug Drop Boxes are a safe, secure way to dispose of unwanted medications.  The Drop Boxes are an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings in Green County as well as help protect local waterways.

Where are they?
The Prescription Drug Drop Boxes are located at:
Green County Sheriff’s Department
2827 6th Street
Monroe, WI 53566
Open: 24/7
Albany Police Department
206 N Water Street
Albany, WI  53502
Open:  24/7 
Brodhead Police Department
1004 W Exchange St
Brodhead, WI 53520
(608) 897-2112
Open: 24/7
Monticello Police Department
140 N Main St 
Monticello, WI 53570
(608) 938-4320
Open: M-F 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
New Glarus Police Department
319 2nd Street
New Glarus, WI 53574
Open: M-F 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 3 pm


Monroe Police Department
1811 12th Street
Monroe, WI  53566
(608) 329-2400
Open: 24/7


What can I get rid of?
  • Prescription Medications (pills, liquids and creams)
  • Over-the-Counter Medications (pills, liquids and creams)
  • Medications for Pets
  • Vitamins
  • Medication Samples
  • Inhalers
What do I do with needles?
Nered Sharps containeredles need to be put in a red sharps container.
You can take the sharps container to any of the sites listed here.
What is NOT accepted?
  • NO Needles
  • NO IV Bags
  • NO Oxygen Tanks
  • NO Nebulizer Machines
  • NO Thermometers
  • NO Bloody Infectious Waste
  • NO Hydrogen Peroxide
  • NO Business Waste
  • NO Sharps, Epi-pens or anything with a needle or lancet
When is the Prescription Drug Drop Box open?
Please check the times for your location above.
What happens to the medications?
Medications collected at the Drop Box are incinerated and disposed of in the most environmentally safe method currently available.
Call : 608-328-9400
Illegal drugs cannot be disposed of in the drop box. However, you may turn over illegal drugs to the Sheriff’s Department. 

Medication Lock Boxes


Did you know that 70% of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends?
YOU can help prevent the misuse of prescription medication by safely securing your medications.
Medication lock boxes are available FREE of cost through a grant at the following locations:

Do you know someone that is suffering from substance abuse or misuse of prescription medications?
Please refer them to Green County Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse.