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The local dropbox 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.

For a printable dropbox location flyer, Drop Off Rx.

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 wastewater which can lead to adjacent soil and groundwater.

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 Dropbox Locations

SPANISH VERSION: Spanish – 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
Monday – Friday 8 am – 4 pm

Bourbonnais Police Department
700 Main Street NW
Drop-off 24 hours

Walgreens – Bourbonnais
501 N. Convent
Drop off store hours

Bradley Police Department
147 S Michigan Ave
Drop-off 24 hours

Meijer’s – Bradley
990 N Kinzie
Drop off pharmacy hours

Grant Park Police Department
100 E. Taylor St
Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Herscher Village Hall
272 E Second Street
Monday – Friday 8 am – 3 pm

Illinois State Police, District 21
Illinois Rt. 116 & US Rt. 45
Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Iroquois County Courthouse

Iroquois County Jail
550 S. 10th St.
Drop-off 24 hours

Jerome Combs Detention Center
3050 South Justice Way
Drop-off 24 hours

Kankakee Police Department
385 East Oak Street
Drop-off 8am – 5 pm

Kankakee Sheriff’s Department
3000 S Justice Way
Drop-off 24 hours

Riverside Family Pharmacy – Kankakee
350 N. Wall
Drop off 24 hours

CVS – Kankakee
225 W. Court Street
Drop off store hours

Manteno Police Station
269 N Main Street
Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4 pm

CVS – Manteno
47 S. Locust
Drop off store hours

Momence Police Station
123 W River Street
Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4 pm

St. Anne Village Hall
190 W. Station St.
Drop-off by appointment