Sheriff John D. Idleburg and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office are again partnering with the DEA for National Prescription Drug Takeback Day. This year sheriff’s deputies will be at six different locations across Lake County, so access is easy to swing by and drop off your unused and unneeded medications for safe disposal.
Expired solid prescription drugs, unwanted or unused prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and pills, as well as controlled and non-controlled substances will be accepted. Injectable drugs and syringes cannot be accepted.
On April 30, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. sheriff’s deputies will be at the following locations:
433 East Washington Street, Round Lake Park
Beach Park Village Hall
11270 West Wadsworth Road, Beach Park
23680 West Cuba Road, Deer Park
Green Oaks Village Hall
2020 O’Plaine Road, Green Oaks
Volo Village Hall
500 South Fish Lake Road, Volo
Warren Township Senior Center
17801 Washington Street, Gurnee
Sheriff Idleburg said, “With a designated day and locations throughout Lake County, it has never been easier to drop off your unused medications, so they do not end up in the wrong hands or end up in landfills, which leads to contaminating our waterways. If you cannot make it on April 30th, you can always come to the sheriff’s office or dozens of other drop off sites throughout Lake County any day.”
More information about area drop off sites can be found here: https://opioidinitiative.org/drug-disposal