Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: October 31, 2023
On October 28, the Westmont Police Department coordinated their participation in the semi-annual DEA National Drug Take Back Day event in Westmont. Westmont had two locations for the collection event. With the assistance of Mariano’s pharmacy staff and students from Midwestern University, the event collected over 375 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs. The goal of the program is to collect unused drugs so that they can be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner as well as prevent prescription drug misuse.
In case you missed the annual Drug Take Back event, the Village of Westmont coordinates a year-round unwanted prescription drug collection program. Citizens are encouraged to drop off their unwanted and unused prescription drugs in drop boxes located in lobbies of the Westmont Police Department at 500 N. Cass Avenue, and the Westmont Fire Department at 6015 S. Cass Avenue. Citizens have access to the drop boxes during regular Police and Fire Department office hours when the lobby is open, typically Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. These dropboxes are a convenient and accessible way for citizens to dispose of unwanted medications that might otherwise be misused or end up in our waterways or landfills.
Please note, this program is limited to over-the-counter and prescription drugs only; other items should not be deposited for collection. The following items are NOT accepted in the dropbox:
For additional information, contact the Westmont Police Department at 630-981-6300.