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Cook County Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program

Free. Anonymous. Responsible.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Drug Take Back Network supports more safe and secure drop off sites for unwanted medicine than any comparable local law enforcement system in the United States.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program has developed a unified system[1] for collection of unwanted medicines from Cook County residents. The Sheriff’s Program has assembled a network of more than 150 collectors[2] distributed throughout Cook County to facilitate easy access for Cook County residents. 

Prescription Drug Take Back Instructions

The Cook County Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program is a free service for Cook County residents to collect their unused and expired prescription and non-prescription drugs.

This free service is provided by authorization of the Cook County Board of Commissioners to reduce access to unused and expired prescription and non-prescription drugs in order to prevent misuse that can lead to poisoning or death.

Please dispose of unused and expired prescription or non-prescription drugs responsibly.

Do not leave them lying around unattended.

Do not throw them in the trash or down the sink.

Do not flush them down the toilet.

Please bring any unused or expired prescription or non-prescription drugs to any one of dozens of collection boxes located in public safety buildings and other locations throughout Cook County.

This free service is not available for use by retail businesses or other companies that handle prescription drugs.

For times and locations, see our interactive map on our website or email us at sheriff.recycling@cookcountyil.gov.

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Title Category Address Description
CVS Pharmacy #1055514290 SOUTH LA GRANGE RD. ORLAND PARK, IL 60462(708)403-2356
CVS Pharmacy #85026315 SOUTH PULASKI RD, CHICAGO, IL 60629(773)284-7070
CVS Pharmacy #5769470 S. TORRENCE AVE. CALUMET CITY, IL 60409(708)832-2943
CVS Pharmacy #3163345 MADISON ST. OAK PARK, IL 60302(708)386-2157
CVS Pharmacy #29358712 SOUTH STONY ISLAND AVE CHICAGO, IL 60617(773)933-9200
CVS Pharmacy #27983951 W. 103RD ST CHICAGO, IL 60655(773)881-3359
FRANKLIN PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)9545 W. BELMONT AVE FRANKLIN PARK, IL 60131847-671-8200
SCHILLER PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)9526 IRVING PARK RD SCHILLER PARK, IL 60176847-678-4794
PALOS PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)8999 123RD ST PALOS PARK, IL 60464708-448-2191
WILLOW SPRINGS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)8255 WILLOW SPRINGS RD WILLOW SPRINGS, IL 60480708-839-2731
TINLEY PARK POLICE DEPT (MED RETURN)7850 183RD ST TINLEY PARK, IL 60477708-444-5300
JUSTICE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)7800 S. ARCHER RD JUSTICE, IL 60458708-458-2192
PALOS HEIGHTS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)7607 W COLLEGE DR PALOS HEIGHTS, IL 60463708-448-5060
HARWOOD HEIGHTS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)7300 W. WILSON AVE HARWOOD HEIGHTS, IL 60706708-867-4343
RIVERDALE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)725 W. 138TH ST RIVERDALE, IL 60827708-841-2203
NILES POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)7000 W. TOUHY AVE NILES, IL 60714847-647-0400
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO DCAM OUTPATIENT PHARMACY5758 S. MARYLAND AVE CHICAGO, IL 60637773-702-1000
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.5600 W. FULLERTON AVE CHICAGO, IL 60639773-745-1640
MCCOOK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)5000 GLENCOE ST MCCOOK, IL 60525708-447-1234
CICERO POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)4901 W CERMAK RD CICERO, IL 60804708-652-2131
RICHTON PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)4455 SAUK TRAIL RICHTON PARK, IL 60471708-481-8911
CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING DISTRICT 1 (CCSPDTB)2650 S. CALIFORNIA AVE CHICAGO, IL 60608773-843-5335
RIVER GROVE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)2621 THATCHER AVE RIVER GROVE, IL 60171708-453-2121
NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSP251 E. HURON ST CHICAGO, IL 60611312-926-2000
SHERIFF PDTBP HQ (CCSPDTB)2323 S. ROCKWELL ST CHICAGO, IL 606081-84-GOT-USD RX
COOK COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER (CCSPDTB) (NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)2121 W. HARRISON ST CHICAGO, IL 60612NA
FRANKFORT POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)20602 LINCOLN-WAY LN FRANKFORT, IL 60423815-469-9435
PARK RIDGE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)200 VINE AVE PARK RIDGE, IL 60068847-318-5252
MARKHAM COURT HOUSE DISTRICT 6 (CCSPDTB)16501 KEDZIE AVE MARKHAM, IL 60428773-843-5335
MARKHAM POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)16313 KEDZIE AVE MARKHAM, IL 60428708-331-2171
BURNHAM POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)14450 S MANISTEE AVE BURNHAM, IL 60633708-891-2122
CITY OF CHGO 12TH DISTRICT1412 S. BLUE ISLAND AVE CHICAGO, IL 606087 days a week, 24 hours
CRESTWOOD POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)13840 S. CICERO AVE CRESTWOOD, IL 60445708-371-4800
CITY OF CHGO 18TH DISTRICT1160 N. LARRABEE AVE CHICAGO, IL 606107 days a week, 24 hours
WESTCHESTER POLICE DEPT(CCSPDTB)10300 ROOSEVELT RD WESTCHESTER, IL 60154708-345-0020
WALGREEN CO.1028 ELMHURST RD MT PROSPECT, IL 60056847-437-1858
MELROSE PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)1 N 19TH AVE MELROSE PARK, IL 60160708-344-8409
GLENWOOD POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)1 ASSELBORN WAY GLENWOOD, IL 60425708-753-2420
EAST HAZEL CREST POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)17223 S. THROOP ST EAST HAZEL CREST, IL 60827708-798-2186
MWRD STICKNEY WATER RECLAMATION PLANT (MWRD)6001 W. PERSHING RD CICERO, IL 608047 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ALSIP POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)4500 W. 123rd ST. ALSIP, IL 60803708-385-6903
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.9000 N. GREENWOOD AVE NILES, IL 60714847-588-6500
LINCOLNWOOD POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)6900 N. LINCOLN AVE LINCOLNWOOD, IL 60712847-673-2167
NORRIDGE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)4020 N. OLCOTT AVE NORRIDGE, IL 60706708-453-4770
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.111 S. HALSTED ST CHICAGO, IL 60661312-463-9142
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.5625 N. RIDGE AVE CHICAGO, IL 60660773-989-7546
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.3201 N. BROADWAY ST CHICAGO, IL 60657773-327-3591
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.641 N. CLARK ST CHICAGO, IL 60654312-587-1416
WALGREEN CO.2001 N MILWAUKEE AVE CHICAGO, IL 60647773-772-2370
ARMITAGE PHARMACY, INC.3650 W ARMITAGE AVE CHICAGO, IL 60647773-486-8800
CITY OF CHGO 14TH DISTRICT2150 N. CALIFORNIA AVE CHICAGO, IL 606477 days a week, 24 hours
FORUM EXTENDED CARE SERVICES II, INC.4201 W VICTORIA ST CHICAGO, IL 60646
CITY OF CHGO 15TH DISTRICT5701 W. MADISON ST CHICAGO, IL 606447 days a week, 24 hours
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.1633 W. 95TH ST CHICAGO, IL 60643773-445-9277
CITY OF CHGO 22ND DISTRICT1900 W. MONTEREY AVE CHICAGO, IL 606437 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 25TH DISTRICT5555 W. GRAND AVE CHICAGO, IL 606397 days a week, 24 hours
WALGREEN CO.6016 W 63RD ST CHICAGO, IL 60638773-788-0180
CITY OF CHGO 3RD DISTRICT7040 S. COTTAGE GROVE AVE CHICAGO, IL 606377 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 7TH DISTRICT1438 W. 63RD ST CHICAGO, IL 606367 days a week, 24 hours
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.4343 N CENTRAL AVE CHICAGO, IL 60634773-427-9456
WALGREEN CO.4010 W LAWRENCE AVE CHICAGO, IL 60630773-286-0309
CITY OF CHGO 17TH DISTRICT4650 N. PULASKI RD CHICAGO, IL 606307 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 16TH DISTRICT5151 N. MILWAUKEE AVE CHICAGO, IL 606307 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 8TH DISTRICT3420 W. 63RD ST CHICAGO, IL 606297 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 5TH DISTRICT727 E. 111TH ST CHICAGO, IL 606287 days a week, 24 hours
MWRD CALUMET WATER RECLAMATION PLANT (MWRD)400 E. 130TH ST CHICAGO, IL 606287 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CITY OF CHGO 24TH DISTRICT6464 N. CLARK ST CHICAGO, IL 606267 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 20TH DISTRICT5400 N. LINCOLN AVE CHICAGO, IL 606257 days a week, 24 hours
LAWNDALE CHRISTIAN HLTH CTR PHARMACY3860 W. OGDEN AVE CHICAGO, IL 60623872-588-3000
CITY OF CHGO 10 DISTRICT3315 W. OGDEN AVE CHICAGO, IL 606237 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 6TH DISTRICT7808 S. HALSTED ST CHICAGO, IL 606207 days a week, 24 hours
WALGREEN CO.8628 S COTTAGE GROVE AVE CHICAGO, IL 60619773-651-8500
CITY OF CHGO DET. UNIT2452 W. BELMONT AVE CHICAGO, IL 606187 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 4TH DISTRICT2255 E. 103RD ST CHICAGO, IL 606177 days a week, 24 hours
WALGREEN CO.3405 S KING DR CHICAGO, IL 60616312-326-4058
CITY OF CHGO 1ST DISTRICT1718 S. STATE ST CHICAGO, IL 606167 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 19TH DISTRICT850 W. ADDISON ST CHICAGO, IL 606137 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 11TH DISTRICT3151 W. HARRISON ST CHICAGO, IL 606127 days a week, 24 hours
MWRD MAIN OFFICE BUILDING (MWRD)100 E. ERIE ST CHICAGO, IL 60611
CITY OF CHGO 2ND DISTRICT5101 S. WENTWORTH AVE CHICAGO, IL 606097 days a week, 24 hours
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.1931 W CERMAK RD CHICAGO, IL 60608773-847-5781
CITY OF CHGO 9TH DISTRICT3120 S. HALSTED ST CHICAGO, IL 606087 days a week, 24 hours
WELL FUTURE PHARMACY LLC1442 S. MICHIGAN AVE CHICAGO, IL 60605312-589-7620
COOK COUNTY BUILDING (CCSPDTB)120 N. CLARK ST CHICAGO, IL 60602773-843-5335
RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPT (MED RETURN)31 RIVERSIDE RD RIVERSIDE, IL 60546708-447-2127
LA GRANGE POLICE DEPT (MED RETURN)304 W BURLINGTON AVE LAGRANGE, IL 60525708-579-2333
HODGKINS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)6015 LENZI AVE HODGKINS, IL 60525708-352-4623
COUNTRYSIDE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)5550 EAST AVE COUNTRYSIDE, IL 60525708-352-2171
WOODRIDGE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)1 PLAZA DR WOODRIDGE, IL 60517630-719-4740
BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)8820 BROOKFIELD AVE BROOKFIELD, IL 60513708-485-8131
BEDFORD PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)6701 S. ARCHER AVE BEDFORD PARK, IL 60501708-458-3388
SUMMIT POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)5810 S. ARCHER RD SUMMIT, IL 60501708-458-1313
MEDCOUNSEL PHARMACY CORP14322 S. WILL COOK RD. HOMER GLEN, IL 60491
THORNTON POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)700 PARK AVE THORNTON, IL 60476708-877-4440
STEGER POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)35 W. 34TH ST STEGER, IL 60475708-755-0220
SOUTH HOLLAND POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)16330 S. PARK AVE SOUTH HOLLAND, IL 60473708-331-3131
ROBBINS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)3323 W. 137TH ST ROBBINS, IL 60472708-385-4121
PARK FOREST POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)200 LAKEWOOD BLVD PARK FOREST, IL 60466708-748-4700
UNIVERSITY PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)650 BURNHAM DR UNIVERSITY PARK, IL 60466708-534-0913
PALOS HILLS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)8555 W. 103RD ST PALOS HILLS, IL 60465708-598-2272
WALGREEN CO.14680 S LA GRANGE RD ORLAND PARK, IL 60462708-460-2021
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.20950 GOVERNORS HWY OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL 60461708-747-0121
OLYMPIA FIELDS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)20701 GOVERNORS HWY OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL 60461708-503-8100
BURBANK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)5650 W. 75TH PL BURBANK, IL 60459708-924-7300
HICKORY HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT (CCSPDTB)8800 W. 87TH ST HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457708-598-1313
HOMETOWN POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)4331 SOUTHWEST HWY HOMETOWN, IL 60456708-422-2188
BRIDGEVIEW COURT HOUSE-DISTRICT 5 (CCSPDTB)10020 S. 76TH AVE BRIDGEVIEW, IL 60455774-843-5335
OAK LAWN POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)9446 S. RAYMOND AVE OAK LAWN, IL 60453708-422-8292
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.466 NELSON RD NEW LENOX, IL 60451815-485-2735
MIDLOTHIAN POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)14801 PULASKI RD MIDLOTHIAN, IL 60445708-385-2534
MATTESON POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)20500 S. CICERO AVE MATTESON, IL 60443708-748-1564
HOMEWOOD POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)17950 DIXIE HWY HOMEWOOD, IL 60430708-206-3400
HAZEL CREST POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)3000 W. 170TH PL HAZEL CREST, IL 60429708-335-9640
PHOENIX POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)629 E. 151 ST PHOENIX, IL 60426708-331-2192
FLOSSMOOR POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)2800 FLOSSMOOR RD FLOSSMOOR, IL 60422708-957-4500
DOLTON POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)14030 PARK AVE DOLTON, IL 60419708-841-2533
CRETE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)1370 BENTON ST CRETE, IL 60417708-672-0912
SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)2729 JACKSON AVE SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL 60412708-754-7131
LYNWOOD POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)21460 LINCOLN HWY LYNWOOD, IL 60411708-758-4744
FORD HEIGHTS VILLAGE HALL (CCSPDTB)1343 ELLIS AVE FORD HEIGHTS, IL 60411708-758-1843
WALGREEN CO.522 TORRENCE AVE CALUMET CITY, IL 60409708-868-5669
CALUMET CITY POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)1200 PULASKI RD CALUMET CITY, IL 60409708-868-2500
BLUE ISLAND POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)13031 S. GREENWOOD AVE BLUE ISLAND, IL 60406708-597-8601
WALGREEN CO.7113 CERMAK RD BERWYN, IL 60402708-795-9030
RIVER FOREST FIRE DEPT (CCSPDTB)400 PARK AVE RIVER FOREST, IL 60305708-366-7125
KEEP OAK PARK BEAUTIFUL (MED RETURN)201 SOUTH BLVD OAK PARK, IL 60302708-358-5700
SYMBRIA RX SERVICES LLC350 W. SCHAUMBURG RD STE PWD SCHAUMBURG, IL 60194847-490-6271
STONE PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)1629 N. MANNHEIM RD STONE PARK, IL 60165708-344-2134
NORTHLAKE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)55 E. NORTH AVE NORTHLAKE, IL 60164708-344-2128
BROADVIEW POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)2350 S. 25TH AVE BROADVIEW, IL 60155708-345-6550
MAYWOOD COURT HOUSE DISTRICT 4 (CCPDTB)1500 MAYBROOK DR MAYWOOD, IL 60153773-843-5335
MAYWOOD POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)125 S. FIFTH AVE MAYWOOD, IL 60153708-450-4450
WALGREENS/ BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.7350 BARRINGTON RD HANOVER PARK, IL 60133630-289-4143
FOREST PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)517 DESPLAINES AVE FOREST PARK, IL 60130708-366-2425
WALGREEN CO.1700 LARKIN AVE ELGIN, IL 60123847-695-1158
WALGREENS BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.15 N BUFFALO GROVE RD BUFFALO GROVE, IL 60089847-520-7220
BUFFALO GROVE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)46 RAUPP BLVD BUFFALO GROVE, IL 60089847-459-2560
CAPT. JAMES A. LOVELL FEDERAL HEALTH CARE CENTER2430 ILLINOIS ST BLDG 1007 (PHARMACY DEPARTMENT) GREAT LAKES, IL 60088847-688-6755
CAPT. JAMES A. LOVELL FEDERAL HEALTH CARE CENTER2630 GREEN BAY RD BLDG 3452 (PHARMACY DEPARTMENT) GREAT LAKES, IL 60088847-688-2772
CAPT. JAMES A. LOVELL FEDERAL HEALTH CARE CENTER2410 SAMPSON ST BLDG 237 (PHARMACY DEPARTMENT) GREAT LAKES, IL 60088847-688-2469
CAPT. JAMES A. LOVELL FEDERAL HEALTH CARE CENTER3440 OHIO ST BLDG 1017 (PHARMACY DEPARTMENT) GREAT LAKES, IL 60088847-688-2100
SKOKIE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)7300 NILES CENTER RD SKOKIE, IL 60077847-982-5900
SKOKIE COURT HOUSE DISTRICT 2 (CCSPDTB)5600 OLD ORCHARD RD SKOKIE, IL 60077773-843-5335
MWRD O'BRIEN WATER RECLAMATION PLANT (MWRD)3500 HOWARD ST SKOKIE, IL 600767 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
MOUNT PROSPECT POLICE DEPT (MED RETURN)112 E. NORTHWEST HWY MT PROSPECT, IL 60056847-870-5656
KENILWORTH POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)419 RICHMOND RD KENILWORTH, IL 60043847-251-2141
GLENCOE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)325 HAZEL AVE GLENCOE, IL 60022847-835-4112
PRESENCE RHC SENIOR SERVICES100 N RIVER RD DESPLAINES, IL 60016847-297-1800
DES PLAINES POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)1420 E. MINER ST DESPLAINES, IL 60016847-391-5400
WALGREENS BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.780 WAUKEGAN RD DEERFIELD, IL 60015847-945-0611
WALGREEN CO.108 WILMOT RD DEERFIELD, IL 60015847-580-0000
ROLLING MEADOWS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)3600 KIRCHOFF RD ROLLING MEADOWS, IL 60008847-255-2416
ROLLING MEADOWS COURT HOUSE DISTRICT 3 (CCSPDTB)2121 EUCLID AVE ROLLING MEADOWS, IL 60008773-843-5335

Mail-Back Services Envelope Request Form

Mail-Back Services are free and available to elderly or homebound disabled Cook County residents upon request to dispose of unwanted medicine. Please complete the below form to request a pre-paid, pre-addressed Mail-Back Envelope. Each envelope is 6 by 9 inches in size and not to exceed 5 ounces of unwanted medicine. A Request Form may be submitted more than once if multiple Mail-Back Envelopes are needed.

Home healthcare professionals providing services to the elderly or homebound disabled Cook County residents may request a Mail-Back Envelope on their behalf.

The Mail-Back Service is intended exclusively for elderly or homebound disabled Cook County residents and may not be used by other persons or businesses to mail-back unwanted medicine to this program.

ACCEPTED: Medications in any pill dosage form, legally held controlled drugs and narcotics (Schedules II, III, IV and V) except for items listed below.

NOT ACCEPTED: Liquids, illicit drugs (Schedule I controlled substances) such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, herbal remedies, vitamins, supplements, cosmetics, other personal care products, compressed cylinders, aerosols, inhalers, pet pesticide products, iodine-containing medications, needles, syringes, lancets, injection pens, medical waste, chemo/cytotoxic drugs or contaminated materials such as gloves, tubing, or IV bags, batteries, aerosol
spray cans, trash or other hazardous materials.

By pressing Submit, I agree I am a Cook County resident requesting a pre-paid, pre-labeled Unwanted Medicine Mail-Back Envelope for my personal use.


To protect your privacy, requestors are reminded to remove all personally identifiable information on medication labels or packaging before placing unwanted medicine in the Mail-Back Envelope.


Following the standards set forth under Sec. 46-106 of the Cook County Safe Disposal of Pharmaceuticals Ordinance, the Collection system administered by the Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program as its primary collector, is safe and secure, relying on law enforcement agencies and Pharmacies serving voluntarily as drop-off sites for Unwanted Covered Drugs, all of which have formally agreed to meet the requirements of the ordinance[3].

The Collection system administered by the Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program falls into several groups:  Cook County Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Partners, who receive direct collection and destruction for their sites from the Sheriff’s Take Back Program; Local Government Collection Sites monitored by the Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program; and Pharmacy Collection Sites monitored by the Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program.

In this public-private partnership, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago serves as a principal sponsor of the Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program providing major grant assistance for the program.  The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency provides in-kind services for collection and destruction at designated collection sites. Covanta Indianapolis, Indiana and the Drug Diversion Program, Region V, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency provide drug destruction at no cost.


[1] The Cook County Safe Disposal of Pharmaceuticals Ordinance does not require any Person to serve as a Collector in the Collection Plan for unwanted medicines or Covered Drugs. Rather, it states that a Person may offer to serve as a Collector voluntarily, or may agree to serve as a Collector in exchange for incentives or payment offered by a Producer or the Director. Collectors may include law enforcement agencies, Pharmacies, mail-back services or other entities, operating in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations for the handling of Covered Drugs, including but not limited to those of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, and in compliance with the ordinance and the Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act of Illinois, 210 ILCS 150/1, et. seq.

[2] The collection system under the Collection Plan must provide reasonably convenient and equitable access for County residents in all Districts through drop-off sites. The system of drop-off sites shall provide at least one drop-off site for every 150,000 County residents in each District, distributed to provide reasonably convenient and equitable access, but at no time shall there be less than five drop-off sites per District.

[3] Pharmacies and law enforcement agencies must meet ordinance requirements within three months of their offer to participate, unless the Collector requests a longer time frame.  The ordinance also permits for inclusion of other Collectors willing to serve as drop-off sites for Unwanted Covered Drugs where they are able to meet the requirements of the Ordinance as part of the Collection Plan.

Cook County Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Collection Partners

SHERIFF PDTBP HQ
ALSIP POLICE DEPT
BEDFORD PARK POLICE DEPT
BLUE ISLAND POLICE DEPT
BRIDGEVIEW COURT HOUSE-DISTRICT 5
BROADVIEW POLICE DEPT
BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPT
BUFFALO GROVE POLICE DEPT
BURBANK POLICE DEPT
BURNHAM POLICE DEPT
CALUMET CITY POLICE DEPT
CICERO POLICE DEPT
COOK COUNTY BUILDING
COOK COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER
COUNTRYSIDE POLICE DEPT
CRESTWOOD POLICE DEPT
CRETE POLICE DEPT
CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING DISTRICT 1
DES PLAINES POLICE DEPT
DOLTON POLICE DEPT
EAST HAZEL CREST POLICE DEPT
FLOSSMOOR POLICE DEPT
FORD HEIGHTS VILLAGE HALL
FOREST PARK POLICE DEPT
FRANKFORT POLICE DEPT
FRANKLIN PARK POLICE DEPT
GLENCOE POLICE DEPT
GLENWOOD POLICE DEPT
HARWOOD HEIGHTS POLICE DEPT
HAZEL CREST POLICE DEPT
HICKORY HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT
HODGKINS POLICE DEPT
HOMETOWN POLICE DEPT
HOMEWOOD POLICE DEPT
JUSTICE POLICE DEPT
KENILWORTH POLICE DEPT
LEYDEN TOWNSHIP CENTER
LINCOLNWOOD POLICE DEPT
LYNWOOD POLICE DEPT

MARKHAM POLICE DEPT
MATTESON POLICE DEPT
MAYWOOD COURT HOUSE DISTRICT 4
MAYWOOD POLICE DEPT
MCCOOK POLICE DEPT
MELROSE PARK POLICE DEPT
MIDLOTHIAN POLICE DEPT
NILES POLICE DEPT
NORRIDGE POLICE DEPT
NORTHLAKE POLICE DEPT
OAK LAWN POLICE DEPT
OLYMPIA FIELDS POLICE DEPT
PALOS HEIGHTS POLICE DEPT
PALOS HILLS POLICE DEPT
PALOS PARK POLICE DEPT
PARK FOREST POLICE DEPT
PARK RIDGE POLICE DEPT
PHOENIX POLICE DEPT
RICHTON PARK POLICE DEPT
RIVER FOREST FIRE DEPT
RIVER GROVE POLICE DEPT
RIVERDALE POLICE DEPT
ROBBINS POLICE DEPT
ROLLING MEADOWS DIST 3
ROLLING MEADOWS POLICE DEPT
SCHILLER PARK POLICE DEPT
SKOKIE COURT HOUSE DISTRICT 2
SKOKIE POLICE DEPT
SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS POLICE DEPT
SOUTH HOLLAND POLICE DEPT
STEGER POLICE DEPT
STONE PARK POLICE DEPT
SUMMIT POLICE DEPT
THORNTON POLICE DEPT
UNIVERSITY PARK POLICE DEPT
WESTCHESTER POLICE DEPT
WILLOW SPRINGS POLICE DEPT
WOODRIDGE POLICE DEPT
MARKHAM COURT HOUSE DISTRICT 6

Local Government Collection Sites Monitored by the Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program

CITY OF CHGO 2ND DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 10 DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 11TH DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 12TH DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 14TH DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 15TH DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 16TH DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 17TH DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 18TH DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 19TH DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 1ST DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 20TH DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 22ND DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 24TH DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 25TH DISTRICT

CITY OF CHGO 3RD DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 4TH DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 5TH DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 6TH DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 7TH DISTRICT
CITY OF CHGO 8TH DISTRICT
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CITY OF CHGO DET. UNIT
KEEP OAK PARK BEAUTIFUL (MED RETURN)
LA GRANGE POLICE DEPT (MED RETURN)
MOUNT PROSPECT POLICE DEPT (MED RETURN)
RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPT (MED RETURN)
TINLEY PARK POLICE DEPT (MED RETURN)
MWRD CALUMET WATER RECLAMATION PLANT
MWRD MAIN OFFICE BUILDING (MWRD)

Pharmacy Collection Sites Monitored by the Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program

ARMITAGE PHARMACY, INC.
CVS
FORUM EXTENDED CARE SERVICES II, INC.
LAWNDALE CHRISTIAN HLTH CTR PHARMACY
MEDCOUNSEL PHARMACY CORP
NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSP

SYMBRIA RX SERVICES LLC
PRESENCE RHC SENIOR SERVICES
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO DCAM
OUTPATIENT PHARMACY
WALGREEN CO.
WELL FUTURE PHARMACY LLC

Cook County Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program Sponsors

Covanta, Indianapolis, Indiana
The Cook County Board of Commissioners
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
The United States Drug Enforcement Agency, Drug Diversion, Region V

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