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Medical Waste/Expired Medication

SWANCC has established a Residential Pharmaceutical/Sharps Disposal Program for member communities.

Prescriptions and over-the-counter medications:
Chicago Household Chemicals & Computer Recycling Facility
1150 N North Branch St, Chicago
Operated by the City of Chicago and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).
cityofchicago.org
Tuesdays: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursdays: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
1st Saturday of month: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Residential waste only (no business or commercial sector waste).
Accepts unused or expired medications (non-controlled only). No sharps or needles accepted.
This facility accepts many additional items for recycling. See site for details.

Save A Star Drug Disposal Program
saveastar.org
S
ee website for a list of communities with pill collection boxes (no needles) in police department lobbies.

Medications may also be taken to Household Chemical Waste events.

Sharps:
Many local pharmacies have sharps disposal programs. Call your local pharmacist for details.

Daniels
(888)952-5580
danielsinternational.com
Pickup contracts available.

LB Medwaste
(888) 526-3392
lbmedwaste.com
Pickup contracts available.

MedPro Medical Waste Disposal
(888)641-6131
medprodisposal.com
Pickup contracts and mail-back services available.

Stericycle
(866) 783-7422
stericycle.com
Pickup contracts available.


Updated 6/17/2016
 

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