Unwanted medicines, prescriptions and supplements are ALSO accepted at household chemical waste collections. Please check the HCW Collection Page for a schedule of upcoming HCW collections. No DEA Controlled Substances or Sharps Needles will be accepted at a HCW event. See below for suggestion to dispose of them properly.
SAVE A STAR Drug Awareness Foundation has sponsored the installation of pill collection boxes in the following communities in Lake County. Collection boxes are located in the police department lobbies.
NO SHARPS NEEDLES will be accepted in these collection boxes
Antioch Deerfield Fox Lake
(847)395-8585 (847)945-8636 847-587-3100
433 Orchard Street 850 Waukegan Rd 301 S. Route 59
Hawthorn Woods Highland Park Lake Bluff
(847)438-2349 (847)432-7730 (847)234-2153
2 Lagoon Drive 1677 Old Deerfield Rd. 45 E. Center St.
Lake Forest Lake Zurich Libertyville
(847)234-2601 (847) 719-1690 (847)362-8310
255 W. Deerpath Rd. 200 Mohawk Trail 200 E. Cook Avenue
Mundelein Round Lake Beach Vernon Hills
(847)949-3250 (847)546-9180 (847)362-4449
221 N. Lake Street 1947 Municipal Way 754 Lakeview Parkway
2101 Salem Blvd.
There are no regulations for residents disposing of medical wastes at home. However, the Health Department recommends placing "sharps" (such as needles) in a medical sharps disposal container or in a hard plastic bottle marked "Do Not Recycle," that is capped when full and placed in the garbage for disposal. Bandages/dressings should be put in a plastic bag prior to placing them in the garbage. LakeCounty_MedicalWaste.pdf.
For more information, please visit the IEPA website
Waste Management Sharps Disposal by Mail Service
Sharps Compliance, Inc.