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Posted on: April 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Bring Prescription Drugs to Drop Off Event at Wheaton Police Department April 22


From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, you can safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs for free at a drop-off event at the Wheaton Police Department sponsored by State Senator Seth Lewis and State Representative Amy Grant.  

This drive-through event allows you to remain in your vehicle. Just follow the marked lanes and directional signs as you enter and exit the parking lot at the Wheaton Police Department, located at 900 W. Liberty Drive.

Accepted medications include:

  • Prescription medications
  • Pet medications
  • Vitamins

Restricted items:

  • Liquids/Creams
  • Needles
  • Illegal drugs

Why is it important to safely dispose of unused drugs?

Disposing of medications down a sink drain or flushing them down the toilet can contaminate groundwater, streams and lakes, and could harm people, wildlife and vegetation. Medications tossed in the trash could accidentally poison young children and animals. This event also helps rid homes of unused prescription drugs, which might be misused or abused by children, teens and young adults. Medicine collected through this event will be securely disposed of in an environmentally safe manner. 

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