Prescription Drug Take Back


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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DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day scheduled for April 25, 2020 has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please visit for more information.

Although the DEA’s April 25th National Take Back Day event has been postponed, there are still 


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

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.


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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