Dispose of your unwanted, expired prescription drugs safely

Lake Zurich, IL… Do you have unwanted or expired prescription drugs? Dispose of them safely at State Senator Dan McConchie’s Prescription Drug Drop Off event on April 22 in Lake Zurich.

The 26th District Senator is partnering with the Lake Zurich Police Department and the DEA to provide residents with a safe and convenient way to get rid of prescription drugs that pose as hazards in the home.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lake Zurich Police Department

200 Mohawk Trail

Lake Zurich, IL 60047

Accepted medications include prescription drugs, pet medications, vitamins and vape pens and E-Cigarettes. Restricted items include liquids/creams, needles, and illegal drugs.

Why is it important to safely dispose of unused drugs?

Disposing of medications down a sink drain or flushing them down the toilet can contaminate groundwater, streams and lakes, and could harm people, wildlife and vegetation. At this event, disposal methods are environmentally safe. Medications tossed in the trash could accidentally poison young children and animals. This event also helps rid homes of unused prescription drugs, which might be misused or abused by children, teens and young adults.

For questions or more information, please reach out to Ryan Swartz at


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