The Forest Park Police Department is committed to ensuring our community is a safe place for everyone, and to that end we actively support residents’ ability to properly dispose of expired or unused medications.
While the DEA hosts two National Prescription Drug Take Back Days each year in April and October, there is no need to wait for these events to clean out your medicine cabinets. At the Forest Park Police Department, we accept old medicines, both over the counter and prescription for proper disposal. Residents are encouraged to bring in their medicines and turn them over to one of our officers. We accept pills, but we cannot accept biohazards such as used sharps.
Additionally, the Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative maintains a website with all the secure disposal locations in the county. There are over 200 sites in Cook County, and we encourage everyone to visit the website to find the police station, pharmacy or even courthouse disposal site that works best for them.
Prompt and proper disposal of medications reduces the chances that they will be diverted to misuse or abuse.
Forest Park Police Department