Medications

Over-the-counter medications and prescriptions can pollute our waters and be harmful to humans, fish, and other wildlife when disposed of improperly.

Please do not flush medications down the toilet or place in the trash

Unused, unwanted, and expired medicines of all kinds, including controlled substances must be properly disposed of in an environmentally safe manner so as to prevent leaching into the groundwater.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful conducts a Medication Collection

Held the 2nd Saturday of June each year

Locations:  Machesney Park’s Town Center and Belvidere, South Beloit and Winnebago.

OTHER DISPOSAL LOCATIONS:

Needles, syringes and sharps, etc. are NOT accepted at any of the sites or drivesClick here for more information.

Recommendations from the U.S. EPA.

Winnebago County Justice Center

24-hour access inside vestibule on right
650 West State St., Rockford 61102
815-319-6700

Rockton Police Department/Village Hall

110 E. Main Street
Rockton, 61072
24-hour access inside vestibule
Non-emergency:  815-624-8881

South Beloit Police Department

519 Blackhawk Blvd
South Beloit, 61080
Weekday business hours:  815-389-3491

Belvidere–Boone County Public Safety Building Lobby

615 North Main St., Belvidere 61008
24-hour access inside vestibule
County Administration: 815-547-4770

Walgreens Stores

Rockford – 2323 Charles St.

Roscoe – 5065 Hononegah Road

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