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Drug Disposal

Proper and timely disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications is extremely important! Storing drugs for prolonged periods at home can lead to accidental poisoning, particularly among young children. Holding on to certain prescription pain killers, anxiety medications and sleep aids beyond the period of medical necessity increases risks associated with drug dependence and potential overdose. Both prescription and over-the-counter drugs can lose their potency after their expiration dates, and some can even grown harmful bacteria. Flushing drugs down the toilet or sink and even throwing them in the trash leads to medications ending up in our waterways. Please don't flush your medications.

Kane County Medication Drop-off Locations