Don't know what to do with your expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs?
Take them to the Forest Park police department - no questions asked.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, the department, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will be a drop-off site for medications from all area residents. The drop-off location will be in the department's communications division at 517 Des Plaines Ave.
Police and federal law enforcement officials say this effort will help prevent pill abuse and theft. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last April, Americans turned in 552,161 pounds—276 tons—of prescription drugs at over 5,600 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,300 state and local law enforcement partners. In its four previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 1.5 million pounds—nearly 775 tons—of pills, village officials said.
This is a safer, more environmentally-friendly way of ridding medicine cabinets of unused meds. Flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the rash pose safety and health hazards and can poison the water supply, village officials said.
For more information, call the Forest Park police department, 708-366-2425.