This program is funded by a $20 assessment levied against persons who commit specified drug offenses.
“Municipalities and state governments don’t have to pay,” says Paul Ritter, ecology teacher and director of the National Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal Program (P2D2).
P2D2 keeps pharmaceuticals out of the water supply by using drop-off boxes. The drugs are out of the reach of children, and inappropriate use by criminals is avoided. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has asked communities to stop flushing unwanted medications down the drain.
Kankakee County, in cooperation with the local police agencies and the Illinois EPA, began this Medication Disposal Program in 2009. In 2011, high school students helped pass the landmark legislation that provides the funding.
Please share this information with friends, neighbors and family members to protect our fishing, recreational, and drinking water resources.
PLEASE PROPERLY DISPOSE OF YOUR OLD DRUGS. THANK YOU!!
1. Bring personal (not medications from businesses or doctors’ offices) meds to drop-off locations.
2. Use a permanent marker to blackout your name and personal information on the label.
3. Take medications to the police drop-off stations during drop-off operation hours ONLY.
4. Place medications in the designated drop-off box.
5. This is not a share or reuse program. All dropped-off medications will be destroyed in the most
environmentally-sound manner possible.
ACCEPTED ITEMS (UNUSED OR UNWANTED)
Medicated Ointments, lotions, creams, and oils
Vitamins and Supplements
Liquid Medications in leak-proof containers
All Over-the-Counter Meds
Controlled substances (opiates, hallucinogens, and prescriptions containing
narcotics or amphetamines) can also be accepted by the police.
ITEMS –NOT– ACCEPTED
Personal care products Empty containers
Sharps/Syringes with needles
Bloody or infectious waste