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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Green Initiatives - Rx Box Program

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Launched by the DuPage County Health Department in 2009, the RxBox Program offers residents a safe, easy way to drop off unwanted medications that might otherwise have gone to waterways and landfill.  To date, over 7.5 tons, or 15,000 pounds, of medications have been collected with the Rx Box Program.  Unwanted medicine can be dropped off at any of the following DuPage County Rx Box locations:

  • Addison Police Department; 3 Friendship Plaza
  • Bensenville Police Department; 345 E. Green St.
  • Bloomingdale Police Department; 201 Bloomingdale Rd.
  • Burr Ridge Police Department; 7660 County Line Rd.
  • Carol Stream Police Department; 500 N. Gary Ave.
  • Clarendon Hills Police Department, 448 Park Avenue
  • Darien Police Department, 1710 Plainfield Rd.
  • DuPage Sheriff; 501 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton
  • Elmhurst Police Department; 125 E. 1st St.
  • Glen Ellyn Police Department; 65 S. Park Blvd.
  • Glendale Heights Police Department; 300 Civic Center Plaza
  • Hanover Park Police Department; 2011 W. Lake St.
  • Itasca Police Department, 540 W. Irving Park Rd.
  • Lisle Police Department, 5040 Lincoln Ave. RX Box Usage Video
  • Naperville Police Department, 1350 Aurora Ave.
  • Roselle Police Department; 103 S. Prospect St.
  • Schaumburg Police Department; 1000 W. Schaumburg Rd.
  • Wood Dale Police Department; 404 N. Wood Dale Rd.

Other drop off locations & map

The program is for unused prescriptions and expired medicines generated by residents. No commercial or institutional waste will be accepted. Please remove medications from original container and put in a plastic bag before dropping off to any location.  Any personal information should be blacked out for safety.

Sharps/Needle Disposal

The Glenside Fire Protection District in conjunction with SCARCE, 1608 Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights is offering needle/sharps disposal. Sharps should be brought in an approved red sharps container or one can be acquired at the site, if needed. There is no fee for residents of the Glenside Fire District. For non-residents, there is a cash donation request to help with disposal costs. . Sharps containers will only be accepted during business hours of the fire district - Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Glenside Fire Protection District

Many retail pharmacies and some health care providers offer prescription & needles/sharps mail-back envelopes for a fee. Never place loose needles/sharps into waste or recycling bins.  Check the DuPage County Online Recycling Guide section for additional disposal options for needles/sharps. 


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