Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Oconto County

In conjunction with National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital is partnering with Bellin Health, Healthy Oconto County and local law enforcement to offer drive-thru, medication drop-off locations on Saturday, April 22.

  • HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, 855 S. Main St., Oconto Falls, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Bellin Health Oconto Hospital, 820 Arbutus Avenue, Oconto, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Lakewood Town Hall, 17181 Twin Pines Rd., Lakewood, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Suring Police Department, 604 E. Main St., Suring, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • City of Gillett Police Department, 150 N. McKenzie Ave., Gillett, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


All waste pharmaceuticals must be generated by a household – no businesses are allowed.

All sites will be drive-thru only and we request persons stay in their vehicle. A volunteer will come to collect your items.

Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications. Vape pens or other e-cigarette devices (batteries removed).

Do not bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas), mercury thermometers.

  • Participants may dispose of medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages without the medications being removed are acceptable.
  • Liquids will be accepted during this event. However, the liquids, creams and sprays must be in their original packaging and their weight evenly distributed within the boxes of collected solid prescription medications. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.

Community members are also reminded that many drug disposal boxes are open year-round.

Unused or expired medicine should never be flushed or poured down the drain as water reclamation facilities are not designed to remove all pharmaceuticals and trace amounts are showing up in rivers and lakes.

Design Specialist Joins Packerland Websites

Alexa Haferkorn has joined the Packerland Websites team as a WordPress web developer and design specialist. Oconto County-based Packerland Websites specializes in website design, Search Engine Optimization, and digital marketing strategies.

A Little Chute native, Haferkorn earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Communications at Northern Michigan University in 2016. She previously worked as a Website and Brand Designer at 906 Technologies and a Graphic Designer and Marketing Assistant at Beth Millner Jewelry. Additionally, Haferkorn worked at Packerland Websites as a WordPress web developer for one year.

Bill Koehne, owner of Packerland Websites, said Haferkorn understands what businesses and nonprofits need to maintain a dynamic online presence.

“With her background in graphic design and website development, Alexa brings a combination of talents to Packerland Websites,” he said. “Aside from her technical and artistic skills, she has a knack for communicating with customers to help them create websites that meet their business goals.”

“I’m a creative web designer inspired by bold voices and great passions,” Haferkorn said. “I want to take my client’s business goals and create an environment for them to come to life and connect with the world. I love learning how people think about media and react to visual experiences, which helps me design compelling websites for specific audiences.”

In addition to her work at Packerland Websites, Haferkorn enjoys spending time in the outdoors, especially hiking, biking, and skiing. She also enjoys all things artsy and crafty, so she spends time creating artwork and visiting local art fairs and shows.

To grow your business or organization with a new or rebuilt website or SEO strategies, contact Alexa Haferkorn at Packerland Websites, 920-393-3156.