Sawyer County Drug Take-Back Event

Sawyer County Public Health is offering a Drug Take Back event now through April 26th in Hayward and on Saturday, April 27th in Winter and LCO. Residents are encouraged to dispose of unwanted and unused medications at local disposal sites.

Dates & Locations

City of Hayward Police
15889 W 3rd St., Hayward
Monday thru Friday
Sawyer County
Sheriff’s Office

15880 E. 5th S, Hayward
Monday thru Friday

LCO Tribal Police Bldg.
9792 N Hwy. K, Hayward
Winter Fire Hall
5130 Crawford Street
   Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain. Water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all of them and trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are showing up in rivers and lakes.
    All waste pharmaceuticals must be generated by a household – no businesses are allowed.
    Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications.
    Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas), mercury thermometers, or vape pens
•    Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages without the medications being removed are acceptable.
•    Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.
•    Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.


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