(Manitowoc, Wis., April 12, 2022)—On Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Holy Family Memorial is partnering with the Manitowoc County Recycling Center, Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department, Manitowoc Metro Drug Unit, Manitowoc Police Department, and Healthiest Manitowoc County to help residents safely remove expired or unwanted prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medications from household cabinets.
The medication take-back event will take place at the main entrance of the HFM Medical Center, 2300 Western Avenue, Manitowoc. The event is a part of nationwide events occurring on April 30 for community members to have a safe place to dispose of their unwanted, unused and expired medications. This includes:
• Prescription medications
• Over-the-counter medications
• Creams and liquids in original package
• Nonaerosol sprays
• Pet medications
Individuals should empty pills into a clear, sealable bag before drop off. Other medications can remain in their original containers. Items not accepted include sharps, mercury devices, non-medical inhalers, and personal care products such as shampoo and cosmetics. The disposal service is free and anonymous for community members.
About Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin supporting a shared mission of patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health network operates eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, an internationally recognized training and research center engaged in thousands of clinical trials and studies. The Froedtert & MCW health network, which includes nine hospital locations, more than 2,000 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation. In our most recent fiscal year, outpatient visits were nearly 1.5 million, inpatient admissions to our hospitals were 55,085 and visits to our network physicians exceeded 1.1 million. For more information, visit froedtert.com.