Disease Prevention & Control
Infectious diseases, from flu to pertussis to measles, affect all of us at one time or another. Public Health, on the state and local level, monitors the occurrence of infectious diseases, develops strategies for preventing and controlling those diseases, and works to put those strategies in action. Public Health strives to prevent disease occurrence in Renville County through immunizations and education of residents.
The Renville County Sheriff’s Office offers a Drug Take Back Program to safely collect and destroy expired or otherwise unused medications (prescription and/or over-the-counter). This program is part of a larger, comprehensive plan to reduce drug crimes and addiction and to keep our children safe by reducing the changes of accidental overdoses. Medications collected by the Sheriff’s Office are destroyed at an approved incinerator.
Medical Waste Disposal Information Minnesota Pollution Control website