Friday, March 29, 2013
Communities across central Illinois will have an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted medications this month. Another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local police departments will anonymously collect both prescription and over-the-counter medications–including pet medications. No sharps or syringes please.
Residents can drop off their unused medications free of charge at participating Walgreens stores in:
Bourbonnais: 501 N. Convent
Champaign: 841 Bloomington Road
Charleston: 411 W. Lincoln Ave.
Danville: 400 W. Fairchild
Effingham: 1200 W. Fayette Ave.
Kankakee: 1050 N. Kennedy Dr.
Mahomet: 104 N. Lombard St.
Mattoon: 212 Logan Ave.
Monticello: 108 N. Market
Pana: 108 S. Poplar St.
Rantoul: 220 S. Century Blvd.
Taylorville: 315 N. Webster St.
Urbana: 302 E. University Avenue
This is the sixth DEA-led pharmaceutical collection day held since 2010. In that time, more than 2 million pounds of medication have been collected by law enforcement agencies and community partners nationwide.
To find a participating location near you, visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback.