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Prescription Drug Take Back Program

Home > Support Services > Prescription Drug Take Back Program

The Cook County Safe Disposal of
Pharmaceuticals Ordinance

Serving Our Community, Protecting the Environment

On October 28, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners authorized the Cook County Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program to implement a comprehensive pharmaceutical drug collection and disposal program to assist residents throughout Cook County with properly disposing of unused and unexpired prescription drugs. The first phase of this program goes into effect today, January 23, 2017, with the establishment of the Producer Registry for Drugs covered under The Cook County Safe Disposal of Pharmaceuticals Ordinance (Sec. 46-102-46-119) and sold in Cook County.

 


Attention Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Subject to the Cook County Safe Disposal of Pharmaceuticals Ordinance (Sec. 46-102-Sec. 46-109)

Click Here for the Producer Registry Form to submit information required under the Cook County Safe Disposal of Pharmaceuticals Ordinance, Sec. 43-104


In the coming weeks, we will be expanding our Consumer Information and Education about the Need to Properly Dispose of Unwanted or Expired Prescription Drugs.

According to the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”), most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends. The DEA has described unused or expired prescription medication as a “public safety” issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse.

Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

In 2012, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office began its collaboration with the DEA. Sheriff Dart directed his office to have permanent collection boxes to be installed at each of the circuit court houses as well as the County Building to permit local residents to properly anonymously dispose of their prescriptions at each location while ensuring proper control of these drugs.

The Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program also began assisting location towns and villages as well as Chicago wards by sponsoring Pharmaceutical Take-Back events. Today, the Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program also partners with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, which underwrites purchase of collection boxes for local jurisdictions and disposal of collected drugs, and provides collection sites at its main office and three of its water treatment plants.

Bring your outdated prescription drugs to designated Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Collection Boxes at local police departments/public safety buildings, district court houses, the County Building or MWRD locations.

Look at the map on this website to find a location near you or email us at Sheriff.Recycling@cookcountyil.gov or call us at 773.843.5335

Jurisdiction Address City Zip Code Phone Number Service Area
2nd Municipal Court House-Skokie 5600 Old Orchard Road Skokie 60077 773-843-5335 North Suburbs
3rd Municipal Court House-Rolling Meadows 2121 Euclid Avenue Rolling Meadows 60008 773-843-5335 Northwest Suburbs
4th Municipal Court House-Maywood 1500 Maybrook Drive Maywood 60153 773-843-5335 Near West
5th Municipal Court House-Bridgeview 10020 S. 76th Ave Bridgeview 60455 773-843-5335 Southwest Suburbs
6th Municipal Court House-Markham 16500 S. Kedzie Ave Markham 60428 773-843-5335 South Suburbs
Brookfield 8820 Brookfield Ave Brookfield 60513 708-485-8131 West Suburbs
Burr Ridge 7660 County Line Rd Burr Ridge 60527 630-323-8181 Southwest Suburbs
Calumet Water Reclamation Plant 400 E. 130th Street Chicago 60628 773-256-3500 South Suburbs
Cook County Building 1120 N. Clark Chicago 60602 773-843-5335 Central Downtown
Crestwood 13849 S. Cicero Ave. Crestwood 60445 708-371-4800 South Suburbs
Crete Police Department 1370 Benton Street Crete 60417 708-672-5431 South Suburbs
Criminal Court Administration Building 2600 S. California Chicago 60608 773-843-5335 Near West
Dolton Police Department 14030 Park Ave Dolton 60419 708-841-2533 South Suburbs
East Hazel Crest Police Department 17223 S. Throop St. East Hazel Crest 60429 708-798-2186 South Suburbs
Elmwood Park 7420 W. Fullerton Elmwood Park 60707 708-453-2137 West Suburbs
Evanston 1454 Elmwood Ave Evanston 60201 847-866-5005 North Suburbs
Evergreen Park 9420 S. Kedzie Ave Evergreen Park 60805 708-422-2142 Southwest Suburbs
Ford Heights 1343 Ellis Ave Ford Heights 60411 708-758-1843 South Suburbs
Forest Park Police Department 517 DesPlaines Ave Forest Park 60130 708-366-2425 West Suburbs
Frankfort Police Department 20602 Lincoln Way Lane Frankfort 60423 815-469-9435 South Suburbs
Hanover Park 2121 W. Lake St. Hanover Park 60103 630-372-4400 Northwest Suburbs
Hodgkins Police Department 6015 Lenzi Ave Hodgkins 60525 708-352-4476 Southwest Suburbs
LaGrange 304 W. Burlington Ave LaGrange 60525 708-579-2334 West Suburbs
LaGrange Park 447 N. Catherine Ave LaGrange Park 60526 708-352-2151 West Suburbs
Lemont 416 Main St Lemont Lemont 60439 630-257-2229 South Suburbs
Matteson Police Department 20500 S. Cicero Ave Matteson 60443 708-748-1564 South Suburbs
MWRD Main Office 100 E. Erie St. Chicago 60611 312-751-5600 Downtown
Northlake Police Department 55 E. North Ave Northlake 60164 708-344-2128 Near West
O'Brien Water Reclamation Plant 3500 Howard Street Skokie 60076 847-568-8380 North Suburbs
Olympia Fields Police Department 20701 Governors Hwy Olympia Fields 60461 708-503-8100 South Suburbs
Palos Heights Police Department 7607 College Dr Palos Heights 60463 708-448-5060 Southwest Suburbs
Palos Hills Police Department 8555 W. 103rd St Palos Hills 60465 708-598-2992 Southwest Suburbs
Park Forest Police Department 200 Lakewood Blvd. Park Forest 60466 708-748-4700 South Suburbs
Prospect Heights 14 E. Camp McDonald Prospect Heights 60070 847-398-5511 North Suburbs
Richton Park Police Department 4455 W. Sauk Trail Richton Park 60471 708-481-8956 South Suburbs
River Forest Public Safety Building 400 Park Ave River Forest 60305 708-366-7125 Near West
Rosemont 9501 W. Devon Ave Rosemont 60018 847-823-1131 North Suburbs
Skokie 7300 Niles Center Road Niles 60077 847-982-5900 North Suburbs
South Chicago Heights Police Department 2729 Jackson Ave. South Chicago Heights 60412 708-756-6400 South Suburbs
Stickney Water Reclamation Plant 6001 W. Pershing Road Cicero 60804 708-588-3000 Southwest Suburbs
Streamwood 401 E. Irving Park Rd Streamwood 60107 630-837-0953 Northwest Suburbs
Summit Police Department 5810 S. Archer Rd Summit 60501 708-563-4830 Southwest Suburbs
Thornton Police Department 700 Park Ave Thornton 60476 708-877-5525 South Suburbs
Tinley Park 7850 W. 183rd St. Tinley Park 60477 708-532-9111 South Suburbs
University Park Police Department 650 Burnham Dr University Park 60466 708-534-0913 South Suburbs
Wilmette 710 Ridge Road Wilmette 60091 847-256-1200 North Suburbs
Winnetka 410 Green Bay Road Winnetka 60093 847-501-6034 North Suburbs
Woodridge Police Department 1 Plaza Dr. Woodridge Woodridge 60517 630-719-4740 West Suburbs

 

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