Medication & Sharps Disposal

Drop Off SItes

Sharps & Medication

Coal City Pharmacy
175 South Broadway Street
Coal City, IL  60416

Coal City Police Department
5455 South Broadway Street
Coal City, IL 60416

Grundy County Coroner’s Office
1320 Union Street
Morris, IL  60450

Medication Only

Morris Police Department
200 East Chapin Street
Morris, IL 60450

Minooka Police Department
121 East McEvilly Road
Minooka, IL 60447

Channahon Police Department
24555 S. Navajo Drive
Channahon, IL  60410

Sharps Only

Doc’s Drugs
245 South Broadway Street
Coal City, IL 60416

Disposal Dos and Don’ts

Do:

  1. Return unwanted/expired medicines to pharmacies and other locations participating in take-back programs
  2. Bring only residentially generated medication items.
  3. Please follow directions at the drop-off site. Only give medications to the pharmacy or drop-off site personnel.
  4. This is not a share or reuse opportunity. All medications received will be destroyed in the most environmentally sound manner possible.
  5. Bring Sharps in Appropriate Containers

 

Do Not:

  1. Flush down the sink drain or toilet.
  2. Place in the trash.
  3. Give or sell to others

 

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ITEMS ACCEPTED

Expired or Unwanted:

Prescription Medications

Over-the-Counter Medications

Medicated Ointments

Medicated Shampoos

Liquids Containing Medications

Prescription Inhalers

Over-the-Counter Inhalers

Sharps in Proper Containers

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED

Radioactive Materials

Other Household Wastes

 

Why is Medicine
Disposal a Concern?

The Three Main Hazards Are:

  1. Possible poisoning from accidental ingestion, particularly among young children and pets, if medicines are thrown in the trash.
  2. Illegal use or theft, including identity theft from discarded containers providing personal patient information.
  3. Contamination of water resources, which can result in reproductive and developmental problems in fish and other aquatic wildlife if medicines are flushed or placed in the trash.

 

Medication And Sharps Take-Back Program

Sponsored by:

John W. Callahan
Grundy County Coroner

1320 Union Street
Morris, IL  60450
Phone: 815-942-3792
Fax: 815-941-3355
Email: jcallahan@grundyco.org