Permanent Prescription Drug Disposal Now available in Barron County

“We are excited to have a permanent place for the citizens of Barron County to dispose of un-needed medications anytime, without having to wait for a take back day,” states Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald. “Prescription drug use is on the rise, and we hope people will use this service to keep unused medications out of their homes, making them less available to youth and adults seeking the drugs.”

The Med Return drop box is a green bin, which resembles a library book drop and will be available for residents to drop off medications 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  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 the Barron County Safe & Stable Families Coalition who is partnering with law enforcement to fight prescription drug abuse in Barron County. The drop box will be located right outside the dispatch office at the Justice Center in Barron located at 1420 State Highway 25 N, Barron WI, 54812. 

Items acceptable to drop in box are; prescription medications, controlled and non-controlled, over the counter medications, medication samples, vitamins, medicated ointments/lotions, inhalers. Items not accepted include; needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers, aerosol cans, business waster, and liquid medications.  For more information contact the Barron County Sheriff’s Department.  Contact: Chris Fitzgerald 637-6737,

Med Return Drop Box

County Administrator Jeff French, Health & Human Services Director Judy Demers, Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald,
Sarah Turner and Laura Jurek from Safe and Stable Families Coalition