Medication & Sharps Disposal

Medication Disposal


Do you have old medications that have expired or are no longer being used? Flushing them down the toilet or putting them in your refuse cart is not the answer. Studies have shown that these medications harm the environment: our water, lakes and the animals in them.

A permanent MedDrop is now available in the lobby of the Police Department, 300 East Main Street. The lobby is open 24/7. After hours, enter from Main Street.
Items Accepted at the MedDrop:
  • Medication Samples
  • Nebulizer Solution
  • Over-the-counter medicine (pills, liquids, creams)
  • Pet meds
  • Prescription medicine (pills, liquids, creams)
  • Vitamins
To dispose of medicine in the MedDrop box:
  • Empty contents of pill bottles into a Ziploc bag and recycle your pill bottles at home.
  • Please leave liquids, gels, or creams in their original containers and place them in a Ziploc bag.
  • Bring the Ziploc bags to City Hall and place them in the drop box.

Pills scattered on a surface

Medical Sharps Disposal

To reduce public health risks, Wisconsin requires all citizens to manage medical sharps safely. It is illegal to put sharps in the refuse or recycle cart. Below is a list of registered medical sharps collection sites in Sun Prairie:

  • Pick 'n Save
    2358 Ironwood Drive
    Sun Prairie, WI 53590
    Ph: 608-837-2867
  • Pick 'n Save
    640 E. Main Street
    Sun Prairie, WI 53590
    Ph: 608-837-3821
  • O'Connell Pharmacy
    302 S. Grand Avenue
    Sun Prairie, WI 53590
    Ph: 608-837-5949
  • UW Health Physicians Sun Prairie Clinic
    2651 Windsor Street
    Sun Prairie, WI 53590
    Ph: 608-837-2206

Other Sharps Resources

You can also check with the Wisconsin DNR or Safe Needle Disposal for additional options.