Dispose of your unused or expired prescription medications year-round!


See the list below for a drop-off location in your community that
you can discard unused or expired prescription drugs.

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Safe Disposal Is Important!

Proper disposal of unneeded or expired medication can prevent prescription drug misuse and accidental poisonings. It can also protect the environment. Drop off unneeded or expired prescription medications at a local drug take back location. When in doubt about your disposal, contact your local pharmacist.

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Mount Prospect: Walgreens

1028 S. Elmhurst Rd. 60056 847–437–1858

Hours: 6 AM to 12 AM, Pharmacy Hours: 8 AM to 12 AM

Call Pharmacy Dept. for questions for more info

  • The kiosks are all accessible to the general public and are open all hours of the of the store

  • The kiosks are all located next to the pharmacy area of the stores, near the blood-pressure monitors

Hoffman Estates Department of Health & Human Services

1900 Hassell Rd. Hoffman Estates, IL. 60169 (847) 882-9100

Hours: First Wednesday of the month; 10 AM to 2 PM

  • Drop off prescription drugs at front desk

Palatine Village Hall Environmental Health Division

200 E Wood St. Palatine, IL. 60067 (847) 359-9090

(Health Division is located on the first floor).

Hours: Monday through Friday; 9 AM to 4 PM

  • Must be a resident of the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County community to utilize this location


Schaumburg Police Department

1000 Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60194 (847) 882-3534

Hours: Open 24/7

Wholesome Health Pharmacy

2069 Barrington Road. Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 (224) 202-6255

Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM - 7 PM; Saturday: 9 AM - 7PM (Closed Sunday)

  • Drop off prescription drugs at front desk

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Elk Grove Village Police Department

901 Wellington Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 (847) 357-4100

Hours: Open 24/7

  • The Elk Grove Village PD has a prescription drug collection box in the Police Department lobby.

  • Residents may bring in their unwanted medications at any time, no questions asked.

Mount Prospect: Public Works

1700 W. Central Rd. Mt Prospect, IL 60056. (847) 870-5640

Hours: Monday through Friday: 7:30 AM to 5 PM

  • Accessible and open to the general public.

  • Substances need to be in original containers with labels.

  • Narcotics, liquids, and/or syringes will NOT be accepted.



PRoper Usage

Proper usage, storage, and disposal of medication prevents prescription drug misuse as well as accidental poisonings.


Properly Dispose

Protect yourself, loved ones, and the environment by safely disposing of your unused or expired medications at your local drug take-back location.



If you have any questions about your disposal, contact your local pharmacist or visit www.takebackday.dea.gov for more information.


Join us on October 23, 2021
from 10:00a-2:00p

at The Elk Grove and Palatine Police Department for Drug Take Back Day

Can't make it out on this day? No worries!  You can drop off your unused prescription medication 365 days a year at the following locations:


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 for information about our recovery support services.

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