Unwanted medicines, prescriptions and supplements, skin care products, will be accepted at household chemical waste collections. No DEA Controlled Substances or sharps/needles will be accepted. Please check the HCW Collection Page for a schedule of upcoming HCW collections.
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.
For more information, please see IEPA
Waste Management Sharps Disposal by Mail Service
Sharps Compliance, Inc.
WHEELCHAIRS, WALKERS, CANES AND OTHER MEDICAL SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT
- Lifenets - Donate or request a wheelchair or walker. Lifenets is a non-profit organizaiton that matches wheelchairs and walkers to people who need them.
- Lake County Center for Independent Living - Donate items like wheelchairs, canes, walkers and shower chairs. Please call first to see what items they are in need of, contact Lindsey at 847.949.4440. You can visit their website at www.lccil.org.