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Posted on: October 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] National Prescription Takeback Day is October 29!

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The US Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Takeback Day is on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Skokie Police Department, 7300 Niles Center Road, Skokie, Illinois, 60077. Please bring unwanted, unused, and expired prescriptions for safe disposal.
In addition, the Village of Skokie offers an expanded Drug Collection/Disposal program. A white drop-off box is located in the lobby of the Skokie Police Department for residents to turn in unwanted, unused, and expired prescriptions at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Items accepted for disposal include:
• prescription medications
• prescription patches
• prescription samples
• all over-the-counter medications (i.e., pain relievers, cold medication, etc.)
• pet medications
• vitamins and supplements
Please empty loose pills/tablets/capsules from their original container into a resealable plastic bag (pills may remain in blister packs which can be placed into a resealable plastic bag).
Bring the sealed plastic bag into the Skokie Police Department, where property officers will be on hand to collect items for proper disposal. Empty prescription bottles cannot be accepted for disposal at the Skokie Police Department. Remove identifying information from the prescription label and discard empty prescription bottles appropriately.
This program does not accept:
• needles/sharps
• prescription liquids
• prescription ointments
• prescription lotions
• aerosols
• thermometers
• bio-hazard or infectious waste
• food items
• personal care products
• hydrogen peroxide or alcohol
For more information, please call 847/982-5988. Click here for more information about medication recycling through the Skokie Health and Human Services Department.

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