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Recycling Information
Phone: 630.208.3841
Fax: 630.208.3837
Email: recycle@countyofkane.org

Safe Disposal of Pharmaceuticals/Medications

Please do not flush your medicines down the toilet.

Expired and unwanted pharmaceutical drugs can be dropped off at the following locations. Both prescription and over-the-counter drugs are accepted.

Pills and capsules can be in or out of original bottles. If you leave them in the bottles, please remove labels or destroy/black out any personal information on the label before placing them in a clear resealable bag for delivery.

Drop-off Locations

Elgin Police Department
151 Douglas Ave., Elgin, IL 60120 / 847-289-2700
Hours: 7 days, 24 hours

Geneva Police Department (Geneva Residents ONLY)
20 Police Plaza, Geneva, IL 60134 / 630-232-4736
Hours: 7 days, 24 hours

Kane County Sheriff's Office, St. Charles
37W755 Il Route 38 # A, St. Charles, IL 60175 / 630-232-6840
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

Naperville Fire Station #4 (Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off)
1971 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL 60563 / 630-420-6095
Hours: Sat & Sun 9-2pm (except holidays)

Oswego Fox Metro Office
682 Rt 31, Oswego, IL 60543 / 630-301-6820
Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

St. Charles Police Department
211 N Riverside Ave., St Charles, IL 60174 / 630-377-4435
Hours: M-F 6am-11pm; Sat 7am-5pm; Sun closed

No sharps/needles. Please see Sharps/Syringes/Needles page for more information on their disposal.

Mail-in Programs through Pharmacies

Your local Walgreens and CVS Pharmacies carry envelopes in which unwanted or expired medications can be shipped for responsible disposal. They cost around $4 for an 11in x 8in prepaid postage envelope. Instructions for proper disposal are clearly written on the envelope.