Safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs
Safe disposal of drugs is increasingly important, as trace residues of some medications can turn up in the water supply when prescription drugs are flushed down a drain or toilet.
Residents can safely dispose of expired and unwanted prescription medicines in the lobby of the Police Department on the lower level at Village Hall, 123 Madison St. A disposal box is also in the Oak Park Township parking lot located at 105 S. Oak Park Ave. No liquids and no sharps are allowed.
To find additional locations to dispose of unused or expired medications, please click here to search by zip code or city.
Residents in single-family homes and buildings with five or fewer units can schedule at-home collections of sharps through Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS).
The program requires residents to schedule a hazardous household waste pickup online at www.lrsrecycles.com/oakpark.