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Med Return drop boxes are available for residents to safely and securely drop off unused medications throughout Barron County. The Med Return drop box is a green bin, which resembles a library book drop. It is a safe, effective, and sustainable way to collect unwanted or expired household prescription, over-the-counter, and other unused medicines.


Funding for Med Return Drop box program came from Barron County Community Coalition in partnership with law enforcement to fight prescription drug abuse in Barron County. 

Items that are accepted:

  • Prescription medications

  • Controlled and non-controlled medications

  • Over the counter medications

  • Medication samples

  • Vitamins

  • Medicated ointments/lotions

  • Inhalers

Items that are not accepted:

  • Needles*

  • Liquid medications

  • Thermometers

  • IV bags

  • Bloody or infectious waste

  • Personal care products

  • Empty containers

  • Aerosol cans

  • Business waste

*Needles are accepted for safe disposal at Barron County Public Health. All needles must be brought in appropriate containers (red sharps container or other puncture-resistant container). Call Barron County Public Health for more information: 715-537-5691, extension 6442.

Barron County Public Health is located at 335 E Monroe Ave, Room 338, Barron, WI 54812.

Page created January 2017. Updated March 27, 2018. 

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