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Posted on: February 5, 2019

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day - Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is coordinating a national effort to collect unwanted, unused, and expired medications on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The La Grange Police Department located at 304 W. Burlington Avenue will serve as a regional drop off facility.

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS include prescriptions and non-prescriptions capsules, pills, gel caps, tablets, patches, ointments, vitamins, over-the-counter medications, and pet medications.

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS include liquids, needles/syringes, bottled/pressurized gases or liquids, any bio-hazardous materials, or any medical equipment. 

The La Grange Police Department also has a permanent drug disposal box for the collection of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs.  The receptacle is located in the lobby of the Police Department.  The lobby is open to the public at any time.  Please do not deposit unacceptable items into the receptacle. 

The collection box will be emptied regularly and collected items will be boxed and transported to a regional Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collection site. 

For more information, please visit the DEA website here or contact La Grange Police Sergeant Tom Cimbalista at (708)579-2333 or via email at
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