The Elmhurst Police Department is sponsoring a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28, in conjunction with the Elmhurst College Recycling Extravaganza.
Officers will be on-hand throughout the morning at 190 S. Prospect Ave. to collect expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs for safe destruction.
Police are encouraging residents to check their cabinets and dispose of unused medications that may put others at risk. Examples of dangerous medications include opioid painkillers such as OxyContin, stimulants such as Adderall, and depressants such as Xanax or Ativan.
Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. The nonmedical use of prescription drugs is one of the most common forms of drug abuse in America.
Those who are unable to drop off unwanted prescription drugs on the Take-Back Day may drop them off at any time in the prescription drug collection box in the police department lobby, 125 E. First St. For details, call Sgt. Brett Kaczorowski at (630) 530-3050.