Medication Disposal


Where Can I Dispose of Unwanted Prescriptions and Over-the-Counter Medications?

Medications can now be dropped off anonymously in drop boxes at the following locations during business hours:          

  • Bangor Police Department
  • Campbell Police Department
  • Holmen Village Hall
  • La Crosse Police Department
  • La Crosse County Sheriff's Department
  • Onalaska Police Department
  • West Salem Police Department

No liquids, creams, needles or drug paraphenalia should be deposited. Labels should remain with drug information, but patient names and prescription numbers should be covered with marker to protect your privacy.

La Crosse County Medication Disposal

La Crosse County Hazardous Materials Facility
6502 State Road 16
Between Onalaska & West Salem 

Go to Special Hazardous Waste Area

Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
1st and 3rd Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm

Effective August 1, 2010 only non-controlled pharmaceuticals will be accepted. Controlled medications can no longer be accepted.

List of medications that can no longer be accepted.

List of medications that can be accepted.

Are There Special Requirements For Disposing of Diabetic Supplies?

Note: Diabetic supplies must be in heavy duty plastic containers (sharps container or laundry detergent jug). Container must be labeled "Sharps" with the lid locked. Containers should only contain needles, syringes, lancets and test strips. **NO mercury-bearing waste (thermometers, button/hearing aid batteries), chemotherapy waste, solid waste, hazardous waste or other regulated medical waste should be included in the sharps container.**

Please call 608-785-9999 with any questions  
No fee for La Crosse County residents