ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) -

There's been more and more use of the permanent drug drop boxes at La Crosse County law enforcement offices, but some departments, including the Onalaska Police Department are getting things they can't dispose of.

Liquids, needles, and drug paraphernalia are items that may not be dropped in the boxes because police don't have a way to safely dispose of them.

The two things you can bring in are pills and patches - both over-the-counter and prescription.

"When they bring their prescriptions in or their over the counter medications in, leave them in the original container. And when they do so, feel free to block off your name, take a black sharpie or some sort of material and cross off their name only,” said Onalaska Police Officer Leah Myers.

The County Household Hazardous Waste site, 6500 State Road 16, La Crosse, is hosting a drop off event Saturday, August 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. There they will accept the controlled substances you can't dispose of at the police departments.

Drug drop boxes have been installed at the following locations:

  • La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department
  • La Crosse Police Department
  • Onalaska Police Department
  • Holmen Police Department
  • Town of Campbell Police Department
  • West Salem Police Department
  • Bangor Police Department

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