Prescription Drug Drop Box

The Lombard Police Department offers a year-round prescription medication drug take-back program for residents at no charge. The disposal box is located in the police department lobby and is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.

Drug disposal boxes provide safe collection and disposal of drugs as another means of minimizing the cycle of prescription drug abuse and addiction. Additionally, the proper disposal of prescription medications is environmentally friendly as it prevents medications from entering the water supply by tossing them in the trash or flushing them down the toilet.

Accepted items

  • Prescription medications, including controlled substances
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Medication samples
  • Pet medications
  • Medicated ointments, lotions, creams and oils
  • Liquid medication in leak-proof containers
  • Inhalers (in a sealed container or bag)

Not accepted

  • Needles/sharps
  • Syringes with needles
  • Thermometers
  • IV bags
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Personal care products
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Homeopathic remedies
  • Aerosols cans
  • Batteries
  • Empty medical devices
  • Illicit drugs
  • Empty containers
  • Hydrogen Peroxide

Sharps and Needles

Sharps and needles, including epinephrine pens, are not accepted items. Do not drop sharps and needles into the disposal box. For information about sharps disposal, refer to the Sharps Disposal page.