Dispose of your unused prescription or over-the-counter medications, including controlled substances, safely and effectively at your local police department and select Walgreens locations. Via the map below, you can locate the nearest prescription drug disposal box.

The drug take back program in Lake County was initiated by the Save-A-Star Drug Awareness Foundation Save a Star, a 501c3 public charity based in Lake County, who provides free disposal boxes to police departments across the country.  Once the prescription drug disposal program was initiated by Save-A-Star the following entities have networked together:  SWALCO— the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, Municipal Law Enforcement, the Lake County Sheriff’s department, the Lake County States Attorney, the Lake County Health Department, the Lake County Opioid Initiative, and the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force.

Walgreens Corporation and CVS Pharmacy have also begun to place drug collection boxes in some stores.  And, the Jordan Michael Filler Foundation has also started to supply drug collection boxes.

The majority of the Drug Disposal boxes were donated to local police departments by Save a Star Drug Awareness Foundation, who provides free disposal boxes to police departments across the country.

Locations
Antioch PD – 433 Orchard St Antioch, IL 60002
Barrington PD– 400 N Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL 60010
Buffalo Grove PD — 46 Raupp Blvd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Deerfield PD – 850 Waukegan Rd. Deerfield 60015
Fox Lake PD – 301 S Route 59 Fox Lake 60020
Grayslake/Hainesville PD – 10 Seymour, Grayslake, IL 60030
Hawthorn Woods PD – 2 Lagoon Dr. Hawthorn Woods 60047
Highland Park PD – 1677 Old Deerfield Rd. Highland Park 60035
Kildeer PD — 21911 Quentin Road, Kildeer, IL 60047
Island Lake PD – 3720 Greenleaf Ave, Island Lake, IL 60042
Lakemoor PD – 27901 Concrete Drive, Lakemoor, IL 60041
Lake Bluff PD – 45 Center Dr. Lake Bluff 60044
Lake County Sheriff’s Department– 25 S Utica St, Waukegan, IL 60085
Lake Forest PD – 255 W. Deerpath Rd. Lake Forest 60045
COMING SOON– Lake Villa PD – 65 Cedar Ave, Lake Villa, IL 60046
Lake Zurich PD – 200 Mohawk Trail Lake Zurich 60047
Libertyville PD – 200 E Cook Ave Libertyville, IL 60048
Lincolnshire– 1 Olde Half Day Rd, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Lindenhurst– 2300 E Grand Ave, Lindenhurst, IL 60046
Mundelein PD – 221 N Lake St. Mundelein 60060
North Chicago PD– 1850 Lewis Ave, North Chicago, IL 60064
Round Lake PD – 741 W. Townline Road Round Lake, IL 60073
Round Lake Beach PD – 1947 Municipal Way, Round Lake Beach 60073
Round Lake Park Police 215 E Main St, Round Lake Park, IL 60073
Vernon Hills PD – 740 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
Wauconda PD– 101 N. Main Street, Wauconda, IL 60084
Waukegan PD – 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Waukegan, IL 60085
Winthrop Harbor PD – 830 Sheridan Rd, Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096
Zion PD – 2101 Salem Blvd. Zion 60099

Items acceptable for deposit in the collection box include:

  • Prescription medications, including controlled substances
  • All over-the counter medications
  • Medication samples
  • Pet medications
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Medicated ointments, lotions, creams and oils
  • Liquid medication in leak-proof containers
  • Homeopathic remedies

Items not acceptable for deposit in the collection box are:

  • Needles/sharps
  • Syringes with needles
  • Thermometers
  • IV bags
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Personal care products
  • Empty containers
  • Hydrogen Peroxide