Medication Recycling Program

The Village of Skokie offers two options for recycling unused, expired and unwanted medications, both prescription and over-the-counter varieties. A medication drop box is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in the lobby at Skokie Police Headquarters, 7300 Niles Center Road. This program is made possible by a partnership between the Skokie Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff's Office.

By disposing of your unneeded or expired medications in this manner, you are helping protect the environment and helping prevent drug abuse. Never before has safe, secure and environmentally responsible disposal been so simple.

Accepted items include prescription medications, controlled substances, all over-the-counter medications, medication samples, pet medications as well as vitamins and supplements. Please note that 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.

Medications also may be brought to the Skokie Health Department on the lower level of Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Health Department accepts liquid and ointment prescription medications, all human or pet over-the-counter and prescription medications in pill form (except controlled substances, which are accepted at the Skokie Police Department), syringes or needles used for humans or pets in a sharps container or closed thick container and inhalers. Please keep the medications in their original containers with the names of the medications visible on the containers. Please note that this program does not accept thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, empty containers and hydrogen peroxide.