Use our maps to find Lake County Drug Disposal boxes.

Did you know that Lake County has a way of taking back your old, outdated or unused prescription drug’s? 

Quick Tip: Find the box nearest to you by clicking this link.

Prescription drugs that languish in home medicine cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse, creating a public health crisis. The rate of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. today is at an alarmingly high level—two-and-a-half times more people currently abuse prescription drugs than the number of those using cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants combined, according to the recently released 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The same study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

The Lake County Drug Free Communities program has the following sites available for drug drop-off. We are also working with Lake County area municipalities and townships to get more sites up and running as well.

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