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 (pain killers) must be properly disposed of in an environmentally safe manner which will not allow leaching of meds into the groundwater.

Keep Northrn Illinois Beautiful conducts an area-wide Medication Collection on the second Saturday of June each year at Machesney Town Center.  This is conducted with the support of the three Rockford are hospitals, the Illinois EPA. the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department.

Belvidere Public Safety Building, 615 N. Main St.  (Receptacle in lobby) for Boone County Residents

South Beloit Police Department, Some medications may be accepted by the for South Beloit residents.

Medications are NOT accepted by the Household Hazardous Waste Site.

Needles, syringes and sharps, etc. are NOT accepted at any of the above sitesClick here for more information.

Last Update:  04/30/15