The list of law enforcement agencies participating in Saturday’s medication disposal event has grown to twelve.
McHenry County Department of Health encourages residents to take advantage of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) program “National Take-Back Initiative” on Saturday, April 28. The one-day event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at participating law enforcement sites.
Residents can bring prescription and over-the-counter, solid dose (tablets, capsules) medications in clear, sealed plastic bags for disposal. Items not accepted include liquids, intravenous (IV) bags/solutions, injectables, needles, lancets and sharps.
Prescription labels should be removed (or personal information blocked out with a permanent marker) from plastic bottles before tossing into weekly curbside recycling containers. Drop-off sites include –
- Algonquin Police Department, 2200 Harnish Drive—Algonquin
- Cary Police Department, 654 Village Hall Drive–Cary
- Crystal Lake Police Department, 100 W Woodstock Street–Crystal Lake
- Fox River Grove & Algonquin Twp Road District, 3702 Hwy 14–Crystal Lake
- Huntley Police Department, 10911 Main Street–Huntley
- Johnsburg Police Department, 3611 N Chapel Hill Road—Johnsburg
- Lakewood Police Department, Village Hall, 2500 Lake Avenue—Lakewood
- Lake in the Hills Police Department, 1115 Crystal Lake Road–Lake in the Hills
- Marengo Police Department, 142 E Prairie Street–Marengo
- McHenry Police Department, 333 S Green Street–McHenry
- Spring Grove Police Department, 7401 Meyer Road–Spring Grove
- Woodstock Police Department, 656 Lake Avenue—Woodstock
Source: McHenry County Department of Health