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Posted on: April 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10am-2pm

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The Elmhurst Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement
Administration for the Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, 2016.
Officers will be on hand in the parking lot of the police station to collect expired, unused
or unwanted prescription drugs for safe destruction, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to
accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. The non-medical use of prescription drugs is
one of the most common forms of drug abuse in America. The majority of teenagers
abusing prescription drugs get them from the home medicine cabinets of family and
friends. Unused drugs that are flushed into toilets or thrown into the garbage are also
environmental hazards, as they contaminate the water supply.

During the September 2015 collection, 131 pounds of medications was turned in for
destruction in Elmhurst alone. Since the event was first held in 2010, over 5.5 million
pounds of medications have been removed from circulation nationwide.

Please check your home for unwanted prescription medications and conveniently drop
them off, no questions asked at the Elmhurst Police Station. If you are unable to drop
off unwanted prescription drugs on the Take Back Day, you may drop them off at any
time to the prescription drug collection box, located in the police department lobby. If
you would like more information, please contact the Elmhurst Police Department at
(630) 530-3050 or visit

Date: Saturday - April 30, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Elmhurst Police Department - West Parking Lot
125 E. First Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126

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