For information on other drop-off sites, call your local Police or Sheriff's Department.
(WEAU)-- Health workers say prescription drug abuse is quickly becoming a leading cause of death in the United States, and communities are coming together Saturday for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Officers say Drug Take-Back programs lower the chance unused medication will be abused. The event gives people the opportunity to dispose of expired or extra prescription medications in a safe way.
In Eau Claire, the event is scheduled Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front lobby of Marshfield Clinic's Eau Claire Center on Craig Road.
Eau Claire County law enforcement officials will destroy the items, such as prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, inhalers, sprays and pet medicines.
They will not accept the following: liquids, solutions, syringes, needles, injectable medications, lancets or containers that hold sharp objects. This program is anonymous, free and no questions will be asked. Remove labels from medicine containers to ensure anonymity.
Officers from the Stanley and Cadott Police Departments' will be at Shopko Hometown, in Stanley from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Drop locations are also available in the Coulee Region at the Onalaska Police Department, Viterbo University Fine Arts Building Parking Lot, La Crosse County Household Hazardous Materials Site, CESA #4 in West Salem or Holmen Village Hall. Drop off times are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.