Drug/Sharps Disposal

Prescription Drugs

Burnett Medical Center has a drug collection and disposal receptacle located in the main entrance for the safe and anonymous disposal of unused or expired medicines and controlled substances. The receptacle will be accessible during regular business hours.

The receptacle will accept:

Prescription medications (Schedules II-V controlled substances and non-controlled drugs)

Over-the-counter medications

Liquid medication bottles-less than 4 oz. in zip-lock bag

Not Accepted

Illegal (Schedule I) drugs

Needles/syringes or sharps containers

Medical devices, Batteries

Aerosol cans, Inhalers


Mercury-containing devices


Liquid antineoplastic agents (Such as chemotherapy drugs and cytotoxic drugs)

Year-round prescription drop off sites:

Burnett Medical Center

257 W. St. George Ave

Grantsburg, WI 54840

Burnett County Government Center (24/7 access)

(Sheriff's Department Entrance)

7410 County Road K

Siren, WI 54872

St. Croix Tribal Police Department (24/7 access)

24663 Angeline Ave.

Webster, WI 54893

Sharps Disposal

Burnett Medical Center is a registered sharps collection

station. There is no charge for this service. Accepted items are needles and diabetic lancets.

Burnett Medical Center will NOT accept sharps mixed with paper wrappers, bandages, test strips, cotton swabs, and alcohol swabs.

All sharps must be in acceptable containers.

Acceptable containers include:

HARD plastic containers WITH LIDS

Sharps containers purchased from hospitals or pharmacies

Containers that will NOT be accepted are:

Milk containers

Glass containers of any kind

Plastic pop/water bottles

Plastic bags

Paper bags

Cardboard boxes

Open containers of any kind

Containers can be dropped off at Central Registration in the main lobby between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday only.