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Health & Safety

Drug Take Back Program

Why Return Unwanted Medicines?

Protect Your Family
Returning unwanted medications makes your home safer.

Protect Your Community
Proper and safe disposal prevents theft and other misuse of medications.

Protect your Environment
Flushing or throwing away medications puts our waterways and aquatic life at risk.

Law Enforcement Sites:

Will take any pills but will not accept needles

Sawyer County Sheriff’s Department
15880 E. Third Street Hayward, WI
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

LCO Tribal Police Department
9792N County Highway K Hayward, WI
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(LCO Police will accept liquid medicines)

Sharps (Needle) Disposal Program

Needles will be accepted in a Sharps container.
There is a charge of $7.00 per pound.

Sawyer County Health and Human Services
10610 Main Street Suite 224 Hayward, WI

Yellow Jug Disposal ProgramYellow Jug Program Locations:

These sites will accept non controlled medications including liquid in their original containers.

Essentia Health- Hayward Clinic Pharmacy
11134N State Road 77 Hayward, WI
Monday thru Friday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm

Northern Lakes Co-op Pharmacy
15870 U.S. Highway 63 Hayward, WI
Monday thru Friday 8:30 am- 6:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

LCO Health Center Pharmacy
13380 W Trepania Road Hayward, WI
(800) 323-2650
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am -4:30 pm
(This site will accept non-controlled medications including liquid in their original containers.)

This information is brought to you by Sawyer County Public Health


Disaster Preparedness photos

Are you ready for a disaster?

Sawyer County Emergency Government
Patricia Sanchez, Director
(715) 634-2004
Anne Marie Swanson

We are available to give disaster preparedness presentations for:


Please call for an appointment


Wisconsin Emergency Management Americorps

Sawyer County Wisconsin Search & Rescue Emergency Management Sawyer County