Medication Disposal

Drug Disposal for Safer Communities
The Huntley Police Department medication disposal drop box is currently unavailable.

More information on the disposal of unused medicines, including disposal sites, can be found on the FDA website.

Proper medication disposal program provides environmentally safe alternatives to disposing of medications in landfill or sewer systems. It also encourages residents to remove unwanted medications from their homes thus reducing the access to addictive medications for accidental or intentional misuse by children or others in the home.

  • 20% of teens have taken a prescription drug that was not prescribed to them
  • Over 222,000 children were exposed to accidental ingestion of OTC and prescription medication in 2014
  • Prescription painkiller sales have quadrupled since 1999
  • Over half of all non-medical drug users get the medicine from friends or family members - not drug dealers
*Statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Prevent Rx Abuse, and American Association of Poison Control Centers