On Saturday, April 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Palatine Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills and patches for disposal to the Palatine Police Headquarters located at 595 N. Hicks Rd. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
To ensure a quick and safe transaction, please do the following;
- Medication: All medication should be sealed in clear plastic zip-lock bag(s).
- Syringes: Although the DEA does not accept Syringes, Palatine Police will accept Syringes for disposal. Syringes must be capped and packaged separately from medication.
- Liquids: WILL NOT be accepted.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 24th Take Back Day event, visit the DEA Take Back Day website or call the Palatine Police Department at 847-359-9000.