Collection Date Set For Unused Prescription Drugs
Village officials are hoping you think twice before flushing those old pills down the toilet or tossing them in the trash.
Oak Park is one of thousands of sites across the country that will collect old and unused prescription drugs as part of a federal drug disposal program.
The collection takes place Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. in the lower level of Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison Street.
Police will be on hand to collect "potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs," according to a news release.
It's part of Drug Enforcement Administration's effort to "reduce the supplies of unneeded prescription drugs that often are diverted to misuse and abuse," the release states.
According to the DEA's website:
- The program is anonymous.
- Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules accepted.
- Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will not be accepted.
- Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.