RX Take Back Program
RX MEDICATION TAKE BACK PROGRAM
The Marshfield Groundwater Guardians volunteer group in 2005 embarked on a mission to educate the public regarding the proper disposal of unused pharmaceuticals. The public was advised that the disposal of unused pharmaceuticals into a toilet or drain could NOT be removed with normal wastewater treatment methods.
Groundwater Guardian volunteers continue to sort through the collection, twice a year at the Marshfield Police Department, to recycle non-med and transfer meds to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) / U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved containers for their transportation to final destruction.
From 2005 through 2018, just over 13,000 pounds of unused pharmaceuticals have been collected at this location with an estimated street value over $10,000,000! To recycle unused medications (prescription or non-prescription) bring them to the Marshfield Police Department front entrance during regular business hours.
The graph shows just how effective this program has been. It is a clear indicator that the community and the Marshfield Police Department have done an outstanding job to ensure RX meds are disposed of safely!