The Village of Romeoville has joined many local law enforcement agencies by installing a prescription drug collection box to give residents the opportunity to properly and safely dispose of unwanted, unused and expired medicines.
The prescription drug collection box is now in place in the front lobby of the Romeoville Police Department, which is located at:
1050 W Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
Residents can drop off the following items:
- Unneeded prescription medication
- Over the counter medication
- Prescription ointments
- Sample medication
- Prescription patches
- Medication for pets
The following items will not be accepted:
- Aerosol cans
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Needles and other sharps (Residents who need to dispose of needles and other sharps can schedule a pickup with Waste Management’s At Your Door program. Details can be found here: https://wmatyourdoor.com/residential/)
The drug collection box is located near the glass partition separating the police department from Village Hall.
Why Is It Important?
Properly disposing of medicines is important to prevent abuse or poisoning and protect the environment. Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem, especially among teens, and accidental poisonings from medicines are on the rise. Medicines flushed down the drain or disposed of in the trash can pollute bodies of water, harm wildlife and end up in drinking water supplies.