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1,600 lbs of drugs collected for 'Drug Take Back Day' in Eau Claire Co.

Courtesy: @echealthdept Courtesy: @echealthdept

Eau Claire County (WQOW) -- The Eau Claire City-County Health Department shared some good news on social media Saturday. 

Health officials said 1,600 pounds of unused or expired medication were collected in Eau Claire County on 'Drug Take Back Day' in October. They said that's 400 pounds more than last spring. 

They also said youth SADD chapters around the county played a huge part in the program's success. 

Although the drug take back event is hosted biannually at the local Marshfield Clinic on Craig Rd, officials wanted to remind the community that there are five alternative disposal locations throughout our county, that are available throughout the year. They are as follows:

Altoona Emergency Services Building
1904 Spooner Avenue
Hours M-F, 7:30 am - 4 pm
(715) 839-6090

Eau Claire County Courthouse-Law Enforcement Center Lobby
721 Oxford Avenue
Hours M-F, 8 am – 5 pm
(715) 839-4709

Eau Claire County Jail Lobby
Second Ave side of the courthouse
Hours 24/7/365
(715) 839-4709

Fall Creek Village Hall
122 E. Lincoln Avenue
Hours M-F, 8 am – 4:30 pm
(715) 877-2177

Augusta City Hall
145 W. Lincoln Street
Hours M-F, 8 am – 4 pm
(715) 286-2555

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