Recently the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office, Marshfield Clinic, Department of Justice and the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention participated in the National Drug Take Back initiative, with the ultimate goal of reducing the amount of un-needed, expired and un-used prescription drugs being accessible in our community.
As a result of the recent drug take back event and the permanent drop locations, the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office turned over approximately 890 lbs. of unwanted, unused or expired medication to the Department of Justice for proper disposal. 250 lbs of that total was collected Saturday at the biannual drug take back event, with the remainder being
collected over the last 6 months in (4) of alternative disposal locations.
Although the drug take back event is a biannual event held at the local Marshfield Clinic 2116 Craig Rd, as well as at the Altoona Police Department, we want to remind the community that there are (4) four alternative disposal locations throughout our community, that are available throughout the year, during normal business hours.
They are as follows:
Eau Claire County Courthouse-Law Enforcement Center Lobby 1 st floor721 Oxford Avenue
Hours M‐F, 8 am – 5 pm
Eau Claire County Jail Lobby
Fall Creek Village Hall
122 E. Lincoln Avenue
Hours M‐F, 8 am – 4:30 pm
Augusta City Hall
145 W. Lincoln Street
Hours M‐F, 8 am – 4 pm