Drug Disposal/Sharps Disposal Programs

Where to Dispose of Unwanted/Unneeded Drugs


Law Enforcement Sites


Law Enforcement sites will take any pills. These locations will not accept needles.

Sawyer County Sheriff's Department
15880 E Third Street
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 715-634-4858
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

LCO Tribal Police Department
9792 N County Highway K
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 715-634-8350
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(LCO Police will accept liquid medicines)

Sharps (Needle) Disposal Program


Dispose of your sharps at:

Sawyer County Health and Human Services
10610 Main Street
Suite 224
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 715-634-4806
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Needles will be accepted in a Sharps container. There is a charge of $7 per pound.

Sharps Container

Example of a Sharps container for disposing needles.

Yellow Jug Program Locations


The following sites may accept non-controlled medications, including liquid, in their original containers.  Please call ahead for confirmation and instructions.

Essentia Health - Hayward Clinic Pharmacy
11134 N State Road 77
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 715-634-6774
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thrifty White Co-op Pharmacy
15846 U.S. Highway 63
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 715-634-8238
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 6 p.m.

LCO Community Health Center Pharmacy
13380 W Trepania Road
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: 715-638-5146
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Yellow Jug Container

Example of a yellow jug for the Yellow Jug Program for drug disposal.