Public safety departments throughout Kane County will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
The campaign is in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and its purpose is to collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications (pills or patches only), with no questions asked.
The drugs will then be safely disposed of. The service is free and anonymous. For most programs liquids, needles or sharps cannot be accepted.
Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 11 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds — more than 3,200 tons — of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly 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, Americans’ usual methods for disposing of unused medicines — flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash — both pose potential safety and health hazards.
More information can be found at usdoj.gov.
Take Back Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice website
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|KANE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE||KANE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE||37W755 IL RT 38||SAINT CHARLES||IL, 60175||Map|
|CAMPTON HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT||CAMPTON HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT
|40W270 LAFOX RD.SUITE B||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 ST||SOUTH ELGIN||IL, 60177||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 PD||SUGAR GROVE POLICE DEPARTMENT||10 S. MUNICIPAL DR||SUGAR GROVE||IL, 60554||Map|
|HAMPSHIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT||HAMPSHIRE PHARMACY||262 N. STATE ST.||HAMPSHIRE||IL, 60140||Map|
|If you do not find a collection site near you, please check back frequently, new sites are added every day.|