MADISON — The
Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Department of Natural
Resources are teaming up to promote National Prescription Drug
People can drop
off their unused drugs on April 26 at collection sites across the
state. The day is designed to get unused, expired and unwanted
drugs out of people's homes to prevent opiate addictions, which
police say often lead to heroin abuse.
J.B. Van Hollen and DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp have issued a joint
statement urging people to use the collection sites.
Van Hollen says
the day gives everyone a chance to fight back against heroin.
Stepp says using the collection sites means fewer prescription
drugs won't get flushed or discarded in a landfill, reducing harm
to the environment and wildlife.