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Medical Waste


In 2022 the drug take-back bill (IL HB 1780) was approved by the General Assembly and went into effect on December 1, 2023. The legislation provides residents a safe, easy way to drop off unwanted medications that might otherwise have gone to waterways and landfill. See below for medicine kiosk locations and for more information about mail-back options. To look up the below locations and any new sites added see the IEPA's website.

The program is for unused prescriptions and expired medicines generated by residents. No commercial or institutional waste will be accepted. Any personal information should be blacked out for safety.

DuPage County Medicine Kiosk Locations

  • Addison Police Department; 3 Friendship Plaza
  • Bensenville Police Department; 345 E. Green St.
  • Carol Stream Police Department; 500 N. Gary Ave.
  • Clarendon Hills Police Department, 448 Park Avenue M-F 8am - 4pm
  • Darien Police Department, 1710 Plainfield Rd.
  • DuPage Sheriff; 501 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton
  • Edward Hospital; 801 S. Washington St., Naperville
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital; Inpatient Pharmacy, 155 E Brush Hill Rd
  • Glen Ellyn Police Department; 65 S. Park Blvd.
  • Glendale Heights Police Department; 300 Civic Center Plaza
  • Itasca Police Department, 540 W. Irving Park Rd.
  • Lisle Police Department, 5040 Lincoln Ave. 
  • Lombard Police Department; 235 E. Wilson Ave
  • Naperville Police Department, 1350 Aurora Ave.
  • Roselle Police Department; 103 S. Prospect St..
  • Thies Lombard Pharmacy Inc.; 211 S Main St., Lombard
  • Westmont Police-Fire Facility, 500 N. Cass, 8am-4pm
  • West Chicago Police Department; 325 Spencer St
  • Wood Dale Police Department; 404 N. Wood Dale Rd.

Walgreens Locations

  • 1221 N. Lake St., Aurora
  • 1000 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove
  • 6240 Belmont Rd., Downers Grove
  • 7350 Barrington Rd., Hanover Park
  • 324 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn
  • 63 W. 87th St., Naperville
  • 612 Raymond Dr., Naperville
  • 3035 Book Rd.., Naperville
  • 2719 Hassert Rd. Naperville
  • 200 E. Roosevelt Rd., Villa Park
  • 27W171 Geneva Rd., Winfield

CVS Locations

  • 101 Bartlett Plaza, Bartlett
  • 26W212 Geneva Rd, Carol Stream
  • 400 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove
  • 110 W. North Ave., Elmhurst
  • 230 East Avenue North, Glendale Heights
  • 1005 E. Roosevelt Rd., Lombard
  • 1299 E. Ogden Ave, Naperville
  • 2000 S. Naperville Rd., Wheaton

Meijer Locations

  • 808 N. Route 59, Aurora
  • 130 S. Gary Avenue, Bloomingdale
  • 755 E. Boughton Road Bolingbrook
  • 225 N. Weber Road Bolingbrook

Medicine Mail-Back


Important!!  Do not place sharps/needles in with recycling.
Many retail pharmacies and some health care providers offer prescription & needles/sharps mail-back envelopes for a fee. Never place loose needles/sharps into waste or recycling bins. Check the DuPage County Online Recycling Guide section for additional disposal options for needles/sharps.

Drop Off Locations

Mail back and Fee Based Programs


 Medicine/pill bottle 

  • SCARCE - (brown medicine/pill bottles) - Must be clean and free of any adhesive residue and labels.



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