Drugs & Needles

Drug Disposal

Bring unused or expired medications to Menomonee Falls drug disposal locations: 

Menomonee Falls Police Department
W156 N8480 Pilgrim Road
Phone: 262-532-8700
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m.to 6:30 p.m.

Menomonee Falls Walgreens
N83 W15701 Appleton Avenue
Phone: 262-251-3890
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The Waukesha County Drug Free Communities Coalition also has an annual drug collection event in April (exact date to be announced in March) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Froedtert Community Memorial Hospital, W180 N8085 Town Hall Road, 262-251-1000.

How to Dispose

Never dispose of medications by flushing them down the drain or toilet. You can put unused or expired medications in the garbage. If you do that:

  • Seal the original child-proof container with tape, or
  • Crush the pills and put them into a container with old coffee grounds or something that kids would never eat
  • Put in a plastic bag within your regular garbage. You may want to black out any personal identification with a marker.

Needle Disposal

It is illegal for syringes, needles, or lancets to be disposed of with household garbage or recyclables.

  • Take to the Froedtert Hospital Menomonee Falls Emergency Room for no charge. The needles must be in a sharps puncture proof container. Many local stores carry these containers such as Walmart and local pharmacies, or
  • Most local pharmacies also accept needles. Visit the DNR website for details of required containers and charges.