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The following options are for residents of Eau Claire County only. Commercial entities must use other methods of disposal.

Prescription Drug Disposal Program

Eau Claire County residents are able to bring any unwanted or expired pills, capsules, salves, creams, or liquids to one of the collection locations listed in the table below. 

Drop-Off Location Address Hours of Operation Contact Person Phone

Altoona Police
Department

Altoona Emergency Services Building
1904 Spooner Avenue
Altoona, WI 54720
Monday-Friday
8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
except holidays
Jean Biesecker
Administrative Assistant
Altoona Police Department
(715) 839-6090
Augusta Police
Department
Augusta City Hall
145 W. Lincoln Street
Augusta, WI 54722
Monday-Friday
8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
except holidays
Cindy Anderegg
Deputy Clerk-Treasurer
City of Augusta
(715) 286-2555
Fall Creek Police
Department
Fall Creek Village Hall
122 E. Lincoln Avenue
Fall Creek, WI 54742
Monday-Friday
8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
except holidays
Renee Roemhild
Clerk-Treasurer
Village of Fall Creek
(715) 877-2177
Eau Claire County
Sheriff's Department
Eau Claire County Courthouse
721 Oxford Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Monday-Friday
8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
except holidays

Recycling Coordinator
Eau Claire County

(715) 839-2756

 

Businesses can find out more about hazardous waste disposal on the DNR's Website.

Sharps (Needles & Syringes)

All pharmacies on this list have red sharps containers for sale. Unless otherwise noted, all are located in Eau Claire.

Name

Phone

Address

Accept Filled Containers?

Marshfield Clinic

(715) 858-4811

2116 Craig Road

Yes - no charge if new container is purchased; otherwise $4.00.

Mayo Clinic Health System -
Downtown Pharmacy

(715) 838-1800

325 E.Madison Street

Yes - container must have been purchased at Mayo Clinic Health System or there is a small fee.

Mayo Clinic Health System -
Clairemont Pharmacy

(715) 838-5000

733 W. Clairemont Avenue

Yes - container must have been purchased at Mayo Clinic Health System or there is a small fee.

Mayo Clinic Health System-
Luther Pharmacy

(715) 838-6000

1400 Bellinger Street

Yes - container must have been purchased at Mayo Clinic Health System or there is a small fee.

Value Center

(715) 833-6760

2421 E. Clairemont Avenue

Yes - container must have been bought at Value Center or there is a $5.00 fee.

Shopko

(715) 832-9777

955 W. Clairemont Avenue

No

Target

(715) 838-0447

3649 S. Hastings Way

No

Wal-Mart

(715) 834-5966

3915 Gateway Drive

No

Walgreens

(715) 834-3121

1819 S. Hastings Way

No

Walgreens

(715) 852-0063

1106 W. Clairemont Avenue

No

Fall Creek Pharmacy

(715) 877-2994

199 E. Lincoln, Fall Creek

No

Shong Pharmacy

(715) 286-2515

153 W. Lincoln, Augusta

No

If you have sharps to dispose of but don't have a red container, the following five steps are recommended:

1) Clip the needle with needle clippers or re-cap or re-sheath the sharps;

2) Place the sharps in a rigid plastic container such as a detergent bottle.  Milk jugs or coffee cans are not acceptable because the plastic jug and plastic lid are too easily punctured;

3) Clearly label the container with words such as "sharps" or "bio-hazard" and the words "Do Not Recycle;"

4) Do not add bleach to the container.  Bleach might not completely disinfect the sharps, and it could spill and injure waste handlers when it is opened;

5) Contact one of the pharmacies above to make arrangements to have the sharps safely disposed of.