Kane County Sites Participate in Oct. 27 National Drug Takeback Day

Kane County Sites Participate in Oct. 27 National Drug Takeback Day

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Kane County law enforcers are once again collecting expired, unused and unwanted prescription medicines from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Takeback Day.

Kane County sites listed on the DEA website as of Oct. 22 are as follows:

KANE COUNTY CORONER OFFICE KANE COUNTY CORONER OFFICE
STEVE LAKER
719 S. BATAVIA AVE. BUILDING E GENEVA IL, 60134 0 miles. Map
ST. CHARLES POLICE DEPARTMENT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE CONVENIENT CARE ST. CHARLES 2900 FOXFIELD DR SAINT CHARLES IL, 60174 5 miles. Map
KANE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE KANE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 37W755 IL ROUTE 38 SAINT CHARLES IL, 60175 6 miles. Map
AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT 1200 E. INDIAN TRAIL AURORA IL, 60505 8 miles. Map
VILLAGE OF WINFIELD NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE CENTRAL DUPAGE HOSPITAL 25 N. WINFIELD ROAD WINFIELD IL, 60190 10 miles. Map
CITY OF ELGIN-POLICE DEPARTMENT/SHERMAN HOSPITAL
ADVOCATE SHERMAN HOSPITAL
12 miles. Map
CARPENTERSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
VILLAGE OF CARPENTERSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
19 miles. Map
ALGONQUIN POLICE
ALGONQUIN POLICE DEPARTMENT
22 miles. Map
LAKE IN THE HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT
LAKE IN THE HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT
24 miles. Map

The DEA says to check back frequently, because new sites are added every day.

Not on the DEA list but announcing participation is the Geneva Police Department, 20 Police Plaza. The Huntley Police Department also is participating, according to its Facebook page.

More About Drug Takeback Day

Did you know that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse? Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are extremely high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, disposing of unused medicines like flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash — both pose potential safety and health hazards.

The Oct. 27 takeback is the 16th in eight years. Its goal is to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

The APD notes that it cannot accept liquids, needles, inhalers or sharps — only pills or patches. Also, drugs dropped off before 10 a.m. or after 2 p.m. cannot be accepted.

Last April, Americans turned in 475 tons (nearly one million pounds) of prescription drugs at over 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,600 of its state and local law enforcement partners.

Overall, in its 15 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in just under ten million pounds — more than 4,982 tons — of pills.

Drop-off Locations in or near Kane County

According to the Kane County Recycles website, here are the notes, addresses and hours of permanent drug drop-off locations in Kane County:

Aurora — Walgreens 

  • Note: No syringes/needles​, liquids, or inhalers.
  • Address / phone: 1221 N Lake St., Aurora, IL 60123 / 630-264-6269
  • Hours: Seven days, 24 hours

Batavia Police Department

  • Note: City of Batavia residents only.
  • Address / phone: 100 N. Island, Batavia, IL 60510 / 630-454-2500
  • Hours: Seven days, 24 hours

Elgin Police Department

  • Note: City of Elgin residents only. Pills, capsules and tablets are the only items received at this location.
  • Address / phone: 151 Douglas Ave., Elgin, IL 60120 / 847-289-2500
  • Hours: Seven days, 24 hours

Elgin — Walgreens 

  • Note: No syringes/needles​, liquids, or inhalers.
  • Address / phone: 1700 Larkin Ave., Elgin, IL 60123 / 847-695-1158
  • Hours: Seven days, 24 hours

Geneva Police Department

  • Note: City of Geneva residents only. No syringes/needles​, liquids, or inhalers.
  • Address / phone: 20 Police Plaza, Geneva, IL 60134 / 630-232-4736
  • Hours: Seven days, 24 hours

Geneva — Kane County Coroner’s Office

  • Note: This office WILL take syringes/needles.
  • Address / phone: Government Center, 719 Batavia Ave. Geneva, IL 60134 / 630-232-3535
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Huntley Police Department

  • Note: Only pills, capsules, and tablets received at this location​.
  • Address / phone: 10911 E. Main St., Huntley, IL 60142 / 847-515-5311
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Montgomery — Walgreens 

  • Note: No syringes/needles​, liquids, or inhalers.
  • Address / phone: 1799 Douglas Road, Montgomery, IL 60538 / 630-896-6960
  • Hours: Seven days, 24 hours

Naperville Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

  • Address / phone: 156 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville, IL 60540 / 630-420-6095
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, except holidays

Naperville — Walgreens 

  • Note: No syringes/needles​, liquids, or inhalers.
  • Address / phone: 63 W 87th St., Naperville, IL 60565 / 630-778-7645
  • Hours: Seven days, 24 hours

Oswego Fox Metro Office

  • Address / phone: 682 Route 31, Oswego, IL 60543 / 630-892-4378
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Pingree Grove Police Department

  • Note: No syringes/needles.
  • Address / phone: 1 Police Plaza, Pingree Grove, IL 60140 / 847-464-4600
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

South Elgin Police Department

Note: Village of South ​Elgin residents only. No syringes/needles​, liquids, medical marijuana or illicit drugs.
​See this link for full list of accepted and not accepted items.

  • Address / phone: 10 N. Water St., South Elgin, IL 60177 / 847-741-2151
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

St. Charles, Kane County Sheriff’s Office

  • Address / phone: 37W755 Il Route 38 # A, St. Charles, IL 60175 / 630-232-6840
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

St. Charles Police Department

  • Note: City of St. Charles residents only. No syringes/needles​, liquids, or inhalers. Keep pills in bottles for this location only.
  • Address / phone: 211 N Riverside Ave., St Charles, IL 60174 / 630-377-4435
  • Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Sugar Grove Police Department 

  • Note: No syringes/needles​, liquids, or inhalers.
  • Address / phone: 10 S Municipal Dr., Sugar Grove, IL 60554 / 630-466-4526
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

More Kane County recycling information can be found at www.countyofkane.org/recycling.

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