Medication Disposal

Need to dispose of Sharps? Waukesha County 2016 press release (PDF) reminds all Wisconsin residents that is illegal to discard medical sharps (needles) into the trash or recycling bin. Improper disposal is a public health risk and continuing issue for waste hauler and recycling facility workers. Follow the links below for a list of facilities that accept sharps/needles.

Household Sharps Disposal:


Waukesha County (PDF)

Prescription Drop Off

The New Berlin Police department has a prescription drop box in their lobby. They accept all unused/expired medications (over the counter and prescribed medications). Please put your medications into a Ziploc bag, which are provided by the Police Department, and discard the pill containers in a recycling container. They also accept pet medications. The Police Department does not accept sharps / needles.