Dispose of Your Unused, Unwanted or
Expired Medications Properly!
Public interest in safe, environmentally-responsible disposal of unwanted, unused or expired medications has grown in recent years. New to
The Price County Sheriff’s Department and Park Falls Police Department have placed a Medication Drop Box within their Department to provide for year round collection of unused, unwanted or expired medications. The Medication Drop Box at the Price County Sheriff’s Department can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while the Medication Drop Box at the Park Falls Police Department can be accessed between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
It is recommended that household pharmaceuticals be managed as follows:
Please remember, dumping unused, unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals down the drain or flushing them down the toilet and into a septic system can lead to drugs finding their way into the groundwater and posing a risk to the water source. Storing unused, unwanted or expired medications in your home can lead to increased risk of accidental poisoning and drug diversion and theft. Please act responsibly and collect your unused, unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals and bring them to your closest Medication Drop Box. You may black out your name but please leave the name of the medication on the label.
The Medication Drop Boxes will be emptied on a regular basis; the medication will be stored in a secure room within the Price County Sheriff’s Department or Park Falls Police Department, sorted for disposal, and transported to a burn site to be destroyed. This process protects the environment and our community.