Huntley, LITH Police Offer Drug Drop-Off

The Lake in the Hills Police sent a photo of the CVS drop-off box.

The Lake in the Hills Police sent a photo of the CVS drop-off box.

Last week it was the Crystal Lake Police Department announcing that it had installed boxes where people could deposit unneeded prescription drugs.

Now, Lake in the Hills and Huntley also offer that service.

From Lake in the Hills:

The Lake in the Hills Police Department is now accepting unused medications ensuring their safe and environmentally friendly disposal. Thanks to a grant from CVS Safer Communities Program a drug collection unit has been placed at the Police Department with 24/7 access.

From Huntley:

The Huntley Police Department is providing a drop-off location for the safe disposal of prescription medications. The Huntley Police Department partnered with CVS Pharmacy as part of their Drug Disposal for Safer Communities Program to place the medication disposal drop box inside the lobby of the Police Department. The medication disposal box allows residents to bring their unused, expired and unwanted medications and drop them into a secure place where the police department will destroy them appropriately.

Medications can be dropped off at the Huntley Police Department 10911 Main St. Huntley IL., Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays. Medications must be removed from all of the original packaging including the prescription bottles and dumped into a clear plastic zip lock bag for disposal. Only legally prescribed medications or over-the-counter medications in pill form will be accepted. The Huntley Police will verify the medication being deposited is pill form only and removed from all packaging. Members will not ask for any personal information or inquire as to the type of medication being disposed of.

The purpose of this program is to provide environmentally safe alternatives to disposing of medications in landfill or sewer systems. It also encourages residents to remove unwanted medications from their homes thus reducing the access to addictive medications for accidental or intentional misuse by children or others in the home.


Huntley, LITH Police Offer Drug Drop-Off — 7 Comments

  1. Since we can only bring pills for disposal? Where can I dispose of prescription inhalers?

    Please advise.

    Thank you

    Gerry Groved

  2. The answer provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health:

    Your question was forwarded to me by Cal Skinner. Unfortunately the Health Department does not offer disposal service. My suggestion is to contact your local pharmacy or your physician office to ask if they offer Sharps Disposal Service. Another avenue would be to contact your waste hauler and ask them for a recommendation.

    Best Regards,

    Keri Zaleski

  3. It’s great to have an option for disposing of pills.

    But what do you recommend for disposing of medications in liquid or gel form?

  4. Where or how should we dispose of liquid and salve in tubes?

  5. Where and how can I dispose of a mercury thermometer, liquid over the counter medicine salve-like medications in tubes (i.e. Neosporin). Thanks.

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