How Wauwatosa is Prepared to Respond to COVID-19

Wauwatosa routinely plans, trains, and exercises with partner agencies on responses to pandemics or infectious diseases. We are monitoring developments related to COVID-19 as they happen. Learn about city services available online or by mail.


Medication & Needle Disposal

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A permanent drop box is available at the Wauwatosa Police Department for all expired and unused prescription and over the counter medications. You must be a Wauwatosa resident and valid identification is required.

Collection Hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 7 am - 11 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 3 pm - 11 pm

No needles/sharps, household chemicals, hygiene items, biohazard material will be accepted.

Medication Collection Events

Each year, in conjunction with the Wauwatosa Police Department and the Wauwatosa School District we host a medication collection event at City Hall. For details on any upcoming medication collection events, call (414) 479-8936, or check our events calendar.

Sharps Collection

We will collect sharps in approved red sharps containers from individuals who live or work in Wauwatosa free of charge Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Wauwatosa Health Department, 7725 W. North Avenue.  See pictures below for examples of accepted containers.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rules apply to the disposal of needles, syringes, lancets, or other sharps. If you or family members use these items, please plan ahead for their proper disposal.

Sharps containers available for purchase for $7.


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