Medical Waste

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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

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

Matt Michels
Senior Planner
Eau Claire County

(715) 839-5055


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.