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Posted on: October 5, 2020

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - October 24, 2020

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The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is coordinating a national effort to collect unwanted, unused, and expired medications on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The lobby of the La Grange Police Department located at 304 W. Burlington Avenue will serve as a regional drop off facility.

In order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the members of the La Grange Police Department are asking that you follow CDC guidelines:

  • Do not come into the La Grange Police Department lobby to drop off unused pharmaceuticals if you have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus or if you feel you may have symptoms.
  • Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose.
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet. 
  • Only 2 people at a time will be allowed in the lobby for the drop off. 

Acceptable Items include prescription and non-prescription capsules, pills, gel caps, tablets, patches, ointments, vitamins, liquids that are closed and sealed, over-the-counter medications, and pet medications.

Unacceptable Items include needles/syringes, bottled/pressurized gases or liquids, any bio-hazardous materials, or any medical equipment.

The La Grange Police Department also has a permanent drug disposal box for the collection of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs. The receptacle is located in the lobby of the Police Department and is open to the public at any time.  Please do not deposit unacceptable items into the receptacle. 

The collection box will be emptied regularly and collected items will be boxed and transported to a regional Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collection site.

For more information please visit the DEA website here or contact La Grange Police Sergeant Dave Rohlicek at (708) 579-2333 ext. 372 or via email at

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