The Village of Skokie offers an expanded Drug Collection/Disposal program to prevent prescription drug abuse and
preserve the environment. A white drop-off box is located in the lobby of the
Skokie Police Department, 7300 Niles Center Road, for residents to dispose
unwanted, unused and expired medication at anytime. This location offers
24-hour secure monitoring, collection and delivery to medical waste facilities
in accordance with federal regulations. This site also accepts narcotics and
other controlled substances. Since the Drug Collection Box program began in
August 2012, a total of 1,073.75 pounds of expired/unwanted medication and
controlled substances have been collected.
Drugs for disposal include prescription medications, controlled substances, all over-the-counter medications (i.e. pain relievers, cold medication, etc.), medication samples, pet medications, vitamins and supplements, medicated ointments, lotions, creams and oils, liquid medication in leak-proof containers and homeopathic remedies.
This program does not accept needles/sharps, syringes with needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers and hydrogen peroxide.
For more information on the Skokie Drug Collection and Disposal Program, please contact the Skokie Health Department at 847/933-8252.