Prescription Drug Drop - Off

Prescription drug abuse is currently being reported by law enforcement agencies across the country as their greatest threat. In addition, unsafe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications is costly to the environment.

These unused drugs present opportunities for environmental contamination, drug abuse and accidental poisonings. Proper disposal through collection is necessary to insure the drugs are completely destroyed by incineration.

To combat the illicit use of prescription medications and protect the environment, the Mayville Police Department provides citizens with a safe and easy way to dispose of all expired, unused or unwanted medications. 

The Mayville Police Department provides a safe way to dispose of expired, unused or unwanted medication by providing a drug drop off box in the lobby of the police department. Open to the public, Mon - Fri from 8:00am - 4:30pm. 

Acceptable items include: Creams, Pills in the original bottle, Ointments, sprays, inhalers and pet medications. 

Drug Drop Hour

Monday - Friday 
8:00am - 4:30pm 

Prohibited Items

Bio-hazardous Materials: All biologically contaminated waste that could potentially cause harm. Examples include human and animal blood, tissues, and certain body fluids, recombinant DNA, and human, animal or plant pathogens.

Needles/Sharps: Examples include hypodermic needles, surgical needles, scalpel blades, razor blades, etc

Liquids

Personal Care Products: Shampoo, Soaps, Lotions, etc.

Household Hazardous Waste: 

Adhesives Floor Wax Metal Cleaners Rock Salt
Aerosol Cans Fluorescent Light Tubes     Moth Crystals Soaps 
Air FreshenersFurniture PolishMotor Oil, Used Shoe Polish
Ammonia GasolineOven Cleaners Stain Removers 
AntifreezeGluesPaints Solvents 
Bathroom Cleaners      Helium Tanks Paint Strippers Thermometers
Brake Fluid Herbicides Paint Thinners Thermostats
Button BatteriesHousehold BatteriesPermanent Markers      Transmission Fluid
Carpet Cleaners Household CleanersPesticides Upholstery Cleaners    
Chlorine Bleach  Insecticides Plant Food Wood Preservatives 
Cooking Oil, Used Lead Acid BatteriesPool ChemicalsWood Stains
DetergentsLighter FluidPropane TanksWood Varnishes
Fire Extinguishers Mercury Rat Poisons