Prescription Take-Back Day, October 28

Prescription Take Back Day, October 28
Posted on 10/15/2017

Arlington Heights Police, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will  host a Prescription Take-Back Initiative on Saturday, October 28, 2017, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Village Hall, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road. This initiative provides a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

This will be a great opportunity for those who have accumulated unused or unwanted prescription drugs to safely dispose of them. Please bring any unwanted, expired and unused pharmaceuticals and unwanted over-the-counter medication to Village Hall on October 28 for proper disposal by Police officers.

The service is free and anonymous. Tablets, capsules and all other solid dosage forms will be accepted. Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted.

Last April, the DEA and over 4,200 law enforcement partners collected 900,000 pounds (450 tons) of unwanted medicines at almost 5,500 sites spread through all 50 states. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, the DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds (over 4,050 tons) of pills.