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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 26

Plainfield police, Will County Sheriff taking part in the program.

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Saturday, April 26 is National Prescription Drug Takeback Day, and several area police departments are taking part by collecting unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sponsored by the DEA, the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Area dropoff sites include:
  • Plainfield Police Department, 14300 S. Coil Plus Dr.
  • Bolingbrook Police Department, 375 W. Briarcliff Dr.
  • Will County Sheriff's Department, 14 W. Jefferson St., Joliet

The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps — only pills and patches.

To find a nearby collection site, please click here.
John Tips April 24, 2014 at 12:14 PM
We need to take a closer look at our healthcare facilities as well! Hospitals and nursing homes are forced to destroy on a monthly basis hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prescription drugs! For one reason or another these drugs already paid for by patients or their insurance companies are not needed, and once opened cannot be returned to the pharmacy! These healthcare providers are often forced to flush / destroy - millions of dollars worth of drugs in Illinois alone! ************************************************* We need a program in which these hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prescription drugs are collected - then provided to the third world countries who certainly need them to treat disease instead of disposing them!

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