City of Elmhurst News

Posted on: October 10, 2017

Elmhurst Police Department hosting Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28th


The Elmhurst Police Department is hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28th, 2017.  Officers will be on hand in the parking lot of the police station to collect expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs for safe destruction, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse.  The non-medical use of prescription drugs is one of the most common forms of drug abuse in America.  The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from the home medicine cabinets of family and friends.  Unused drugs that are flushed into toilets or thrown into the garbage are also environmental hazards, as they contaminate the water supply.


Please check your home for unwanted prescription medications and conveniently drop them off, no questions asked at the Elmhurst Police Station.  If you are unable to drop off unwanted prescription drugs on the Take Back Day, you may drop them off at any time to the prescription drug collection box, located in the police department lobby.  If you would like more information, please contact Sergeant Brett Kaczorowski at (630) 530-3050.


Date:              Saturday  -  October 28th, 2017

Time:              10:00 AM  -   2:00 PM

Location:        Elmhurst Police Department - West Parking Lot

                        125 E. First Street

                        Elmhurst, IL  60126