[Pharmwaste] Wisconsin has another take-back record

Miller, Christine M. Chris.Miller at outagamie.org
Fri Jan 4 10:57:12 EST 2019

Not sure if I'm happy about this news??? A double edge sword once again in the world of waste.

On one hand people in WI are doing the right thing and dropping meds at collection boxes vs. flushing, but I'm sad that we are the #1 Wasters of pharmaceuticals!  I doubt waste reduction will ever be the topic of concern when it comes to medications, safety will always take top bill.

At lease our water is staying cleanerJ

Christine Miller
Recycling Coordinator
Outagamie County Recycling & Solid Waste
1419 Holland Rd Appleton, WI 54911

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From: Pharmwaste [mailto:pharmwaste-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Ed Gottlieb
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 8:20 AM
To: pharmwaste at lists.dep.state.fl.us
Subject: [Pharmwaste] Wisconsin has another take-back record

Way to go Wisconsin!

"Wisconsin collected a record-breaking 68,016 pounds of unused medications at drug disposal boxes and October Take Back events in 2018.

The state collected more unused medications than 48 other states, and only falling in second place to California.

Since 2015, Wisconsin has consistently been in the top three in the country, collecting and disposing of 469,785 lbs. of unused and unwanted medications."


Ed Gottlieb
Chair, Tompkins County Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal
Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator
Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility
525 3rd Street
Ithaca, NY  14850
(607) 273-8381<tel:(607)%20273-8381>

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