The US Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) Prescription Takeback Day is on Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Skokie Police Department, 7300 Niles Center Rd. Community members can bring unwanted, unused, and expired prescriptions for safe disposal.
Items accepted for disposal
- prescription medications
- prescription patches
- prescription samples
- prescription liquids (in a closed original container with identifying information removed)
- 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 to 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.
Items not accepted for disposal
- illicit substances, methamphetamine, or cannabis
- prescription ointments
- prescription lotions
- bio-hazard or infectious waste
- food items
- personal care products
- hydrogen peroxide or alcohol
For more information, please call 847-982-5988. The Village of Skokie also offers an expanded Drug Collection/Disposal program. A white drop-off box located in the lobby of the Skokie Police Department is for residents to turn in unwanted, unused, and expired prescriptions at any time following the guidelines above.