Wisconsin’s Drug Take Back Day was second largest in country

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s Drug Take Back Day held in late April led to the second largest collection in the country this year, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Statewide, more than 290 law enforcement agencies participated in efforts to collect unused and unwanted drugs from Wisconsinites. In total, 60,632 pounds of drugs were collected.

“Wisconsin is once again one of the top states in the country for Drug Take Back,” Attorney General Josh Kaul said. “Thank you to the thousands of Wisconsinites who have helped fight substance-use disorder by ensuring that more than 60,000 pounds of unused and unwanted medications are being safely disposed of and won’t be diverted.”

Once collected, the medications were boxed and secured for transportation to a facility in Indianapolis where they’ll be incinerated.

A list of permanent drug disposal boxes is available online.