Village of Villa Park News

Posted on: April 16, 2018

RX Box at Villa Park Police Department

**RX BOX***
The Villa Park Police Department has teamed up with the DuPage County Health Department to offer residents a safe and easy way to drop off unwanted medications. The drop box is located in the lobby of the Villa Park Police Department at 40 S. Ardmore which is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The program is for unused prescriptions and expired medicines generated by residents. Disposing of prescription and over-the-counter drugs down a drain can contaminate public water supplies and waterways. Removing expired and unused drugs from our homes reduces accidental ingestion by children and reduces teen prescription drug abuse.


Items Accepted
• Prescription Medications
• Over-the-Counter Medications
• Medicated Ointments
• Medicated Shampoos
• Liquids Containing Medications
• Prescription and Over-the-Counter Inhalers
• Glass Thermometers Containing Mercury

Items Not Accepted
• Sharps or Needles
• Radioactive Medicines
• Medical Waste
• Household Chemical Waste

No commercial or institutional waste will be accepted. Please remove medications from original containers and put in a plastic bag before dropping them off at the police department. Any personal information should be blacked out.

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