Prescription Drug Drop

The Bayfield County Sheriff's Office is a collection site for unwanted medications. They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Accidental Childhood Poisoning

Medications often look like candy and children can be curious. Throwing in trash gives easy access for children and pets.

Environmental Concerns

Wastewater treatment plants and septic systems are not designed to remove all medications from wastewater. Drugs can end up directly in our drinking water. Medications found in waterways can lead to reproductive and developmental problems for fish and other aquatic wildlife.

Substance Abuse

Prescription and over the counter medications are being used by persons to get high. Some have a perception these medications are a safer way to get high.


  • Over the counter medications
  • Pet medications
  • Prescription medications (pills, sprays, ointments, liquid, patches, etc)

Not Accepted

  • Biohazardous materials
  • Household hazardous waste (paint, motor oil)
  • Inhalers
  • Mercury
  • Personal care products (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Sharps / Needles