Medication Collection

La Crosse County is still accepting certain unwanted pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medications at:
La Crosse County Hazardous Materials Facility
6502 State Road 16
(between Onalaska and West Salem)
Effective August 1, 2010 only non-controlled pharmaceuticals will be accepted.
Controlled medications can no longer be accepted.

Non-controlled Substances
Controlled Substances
NOT Accepted at HHM
  • Medications purchased over-the-counter
  • Vitamins and herbal substances
  • Most prescription medications (except those listed as controlled)


Only medications in their original
containers will be accepted.
  • Prescription pain killers like Vicodin, Hydrocodone and Oxycontin
  • Stimulants including Ritalin
  • Strong sedatives such as Valium
  • Cough syrup with Codeine
  • Steroids and Testosterone
  • Muscle relaxants such as Clonazepam

- List of medications that can NO longer be accepted

- List of medications STILL accepted

Medications must be in their original containers. You can cover over or cross out personal information, however the name of the medication must be visible.

Special Event!
Controlled medication drop off (All types of medications including Controlled Substances)
- September 27, 2014 at the Onalaska & Holmen Police Departments from 10:00am – 2:00pm   Details here.
- Next Special Collections:

   February 21, 2015, 9:00am – noon at the La Crosse County Household Hazardous Materials site.  (One site only).

Collection of sharp has not changed due to the changes in the medication collection program.

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