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, 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 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.
- Bring personal meds only to drop-off locations.
- Use a permanent marker to blackout your name and personal information on the label.
- Take medications to the police drop-off stations during drop-off operation hours.
- Place medications in the designated drop-off box.
- 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
Iroquois County Courthouse
Iroquois County Jail
550 S. 10th St.
Drop-off 24 hours