Saturday, October 28 is National Prescription Drug Takeback Day, and State Senator Seth Lewis (R-Bartlett) and State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro (R-Hanover Park) are partnering with the Roselle Police Department for a drug drop-off event at the Roselle Police Station.
“By properly disposing of unused and expired medications, we are preventing accidental poisonings or misuse of drugs, and we are also protecting the environment,” said Senator Lewis. “I think we all have items in our medicine cabinet that we no longer need, so this provides the perfect opportunity to safely dispose of drugs and vitamins and prevent accidental harm.”
Prescription Drug Drop-Off Event
Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Roselle Police Department
103 S. Prospect Street, Roselle
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our community to come together and take a proactive step in ensuring our neighborhood remains safe,” said Sanalitro. “By responsibly disposing of these medications, we can make a significant difference.”
Human and pet prescription and over-the-counter drugs and vitamins will be accepted, and those dropping off unused or expired medications can remain in their vehicles while event volunteers collect their items. Liquids, creams, needles, and illegal drugs will not be accepted.
National Drug Takeback Day takes place in the spring and fall of every year, and last fall more than 4,300 events nationwide led to the collection of 647,000 pounds of unneeded medication. For additional information about this free event in Roselle, please contact the shared legislative office of Senator Lewis’ and Representative Sanalitro at (630) 349-0645.