safe-disposal

The local drop box locations (listed below) provide the opportunity to discard unused prescription medications every day throughout the year. The participating police agencies maintain custody of the deposited drugs, and dispose of them according to their normal procedures for the custody and destruction of controlled dangerous substances.

KAMEG (Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group) and the Pledge for Life Partnership, in conjunction with the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department, and the Kankakee, Bradley, and Bourbonnais Police Departments will also host a Take Back Day on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Come to the Northfield Square Mall between 10:00am – 2:00pm to safely dispose of unneeded prescription drugs. To learn more, click here.

For a printable dropbox location flyer, click here.

Why should you take the time to do this?

Abuse is prevalent! Abuse of prescription drugs has increased among teenagers and young adults due to the ease of obtaining drugs. 70% of youth who abuse prescription drugs get them from family and friends.

It’s your environment – Please don’t flush! Drugs that are flushed down the toilet may pass through sewage treatment plants and septic tanks. These substances are released into waterways with the waste water which can lead to adjacent soil and ground water.

You can make a di­fference! Drugs could be scavenged and illegally sold. Take action to minimize the threat of accidental poisoning or drug abuse. Let’s take precautions now to avoid harm to future generations and the environment.

Drop Off Instructions

  1. Bring personal meds only to drop-off locations.
  2. Use a permanent marker to blackout your name and personal information on the label.
  3. Take medications to the police drop-off stations during drop-off operation hours.
  4. Place medications in the designated drop-off box.
  5. All dropped-off medications will be destroyed in the most environmentally-sound manner possible.

Local Drop Box Locations

No ID required and the service is FREE. All drop boxes are in the lobby of the below locations.

  • Aroma Park Village Hall
    2200 N Lowe Rd
    815.937.1212
    Drop off open 8 am-4 pm
    Monday-Friday
  • Bourbonnais Police Department
    700 Main Street NW
    815.937.3577
    Drop off 24 hours
  • Bradley Police Department
    147 S Michigan Ave
    815.933.3315
    Drop off 24 hours
  • Grant Park Police Department
    100 E. Taylor St
    815.465.2131
    Monday-Friday 9am -5 pm
  • Herscher Village Hall
    272 E Second Street
    815.426.2131
    Monday – Friday 8am to 3pm
  • Illinois State Police, District 21
    Illinois Rt. 116 & US Rt. 45
    Ashkum, IL
    815.698.2395
    Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
  • Jerome Combs Detention Center
    3050 South Justice Way
    815.802.7272
    Drop off 24 hours
  • Kankakee Police Station
    385 East Oak Street
    815.933.3321
    Drop off 9am to 5pm
  • Kankakee Sheriff’s Department
    3000 S Justice Way
    815.933.3324
    Drop off 24 hours
  • Manteno Police Station
    269 N Main Street
    815.929.4801
    Monday- Friday 7:30am to 4pm
  • Momence Police Station
    123 W River Street
    815.472.2021
    Drop off 24 hours
  • St. Anne Village Hall
    190 W. Station St.
    815.427.6783
    Drop off by appointment