The Kane County Coroner’s Office announced Wednesday that it will join other Kane County law-enforcement agencies in National Drug Take-Back Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. A list of Kane County locations is provided below. You can also search for the nearest location on the U.S. Department of Justice website.
Coroner Rob Russell stated that the Coroner’s Office became a DEA collection site for disposal of prescription drugs last April.
“Proper prescription drug disposal is important because studies have shown that prescription drug abuse promotes heroin use and addiction,” the Coroner’s Office press release said. “Many prescriptions, such as painkillers, have frequently been stolen from medicine cabinets of homes, because people who no longer need them are unaware of an outlet to get rid of them properly.”
“The office already takes medicines for the family of deceased residents, so it makes sense for us to continue this public service for the living. We will take any medication from anywhere in the county,” Russell said.
The Coroner’s Office accepts prescription drugs and sharps from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Building E at the Kane County Government Center in Geneva.
The Kane County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that it will partner with Pingree Grove and Sugar Grove police departments to expand its prescription-drug drop-off program.
U.S. Department of Justice List of Kane County Participants
|KANE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE||KANE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE||37W.755 IL. ROUTE 38, SUITE A||SAINT CHARLES||IL, 60175||Map|
|CAMPTON HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT||CAMPTON HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT||40W270 LAFOX RD||CAMPTON HILLS||IL, 60175||Map|
|CARPENTERSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT||CARPENTERSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT||1200 L.W. BESINGER DR||CARPENTERSVILLE||IL, 60110||Map|
|SOUTH ELGIN POLICE DEPARTMENT||SOUTH ELGIN POLICE DEPARTMENT||10 N. WATER STREET||SOUTH ELGIN||IL, 60177||Map|
|ILLINOIS STATE POLICE DISTRICT 2 ELGIN||ILLINOIS STATE POLICE
DISTRICT 2 ELGIN
|777 S. STATE STREET||ELGIN||IL, 60120||Map|
|KANE COUNTY CORONER’S OFFICE||KANE COUNTY CORONER’S OFFICE||719 S. BATAVIA AVENUE, BUILDING E||GENEVA||IL, 60134||Map|
|GENEVA POLICE DEPARTMENT||GENEVA PD||20 POLICE PLAZA||GENEVA||IL, 60134||Map|
|AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT||AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT||1200 E. INDIAN TRAIL||AURORA||IL, 60505||Map|
|SUGAR GROVE POLICE DEPARTMENT||SUGAR GROVE POLICE DEPARTMENT||10 S. MUNICIPAL DRIVE||SUGAR GROVE||IL, 60554||Map|
|HAMPSHIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT||HAMPSHIRE PHARMACY||260 N. STATE||HAMPSHIRE||IL, 60140||Map|
|If you do not find a collection site near you, please check back frequently, new sites are added every day.|
Algonquin Police Department: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Sep 27, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Algonquin Police Department. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.
SOURCE: Algonquin Police Department website