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Prescription Drug Take Back Events

The Cook County Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program partners with government, community organizations, health organizations and other not-for profit groups to hold community prescription drug take back events throughout the year.

We ordinarily schedule events throughout the week 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m.  We will provide a sworn officer and a secure collection box for the event.

We can help craft promotional material for an event.

Let us help publicize the event through our web page and through our Partners network.

Fill out the Event Form under the tab above  and submit via this web page or email it to us at

Prescription Drug Take Back Event Form

Join the Cook County Sheriff’s Prescription Take Back Program and sponsor a Prescription Drug Take Back Event in your community.  Let us know of any Prescription Drug Take Back Events that are being scheduled in your area.  The Sheriff’s Prescription Take Back Program would be glad to assist with collection and destruction of unwanted and unneeded prescription drugs where possible.

This program is intended exclusively for Cook County residents to help reduce the presence of unwanted and unneeded prescription drugs.  Event assistance is subject to schedule availability and program collection criteria.

ACCEPTEDMedications 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.

Fillable Event Form will be coming soon. Access a printable paper copy of the form here.


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