ISP District 5

Medication Disposal

Drug collection receptacles are available at five state police headquarters across the state

Five Illinois State Police District headquarters across the state are providing receptacles for people to drop off their unused and unwanted prescription medications. The headquarters are in:

  • Des Plaines
  • Elgin
  • Joliet
  • Collinsville
  • LaSalle

The receptacles are available through a partnership between the Illinois State Police (ISP) and Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation to help decrease prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse.

People will be able to drop over-the-counter and prescription medications into the receptacles, including controlled substances, pet medications, drug samples, vitamins, liquids and creams. For safety reasons, the following items CANNOT be accepted and should NOT be deposited into the receptacles:

  • Needles
  • Thermometers
  • IV Bags
  • Bloody waste
  • Hydrogen peroxide

If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid use disorder, call Illinois’ Opioid Helpline at 1-833-2FINDHELP.