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Pharmaceutical Recycling/Drop-off
Will County Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program
In cooperation with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Will County offers residents wishing to dispose of unwanted medications or pharmaceuticals, either over-the-counter or prescription, the opportunity to safely drop off of these items.  Mokena residents can bring their items to the Mokena Police Department, located at 10907 Front Street, and leave them in the drop box of the lobby, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

A few tips:
  • Bring only residentially generated medication items. No medications from businesses or doctor’s offices can be taken.
  • Use a permanent marker to black out your name or personal information on the label.
  • This is not a share or reuse opportunity. All medications received will be destroyed in the most environmentally sound manner possible.

Acceptable Items (Expired or Unwanted)
  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Medicated ointments
  • Medicated shampoos
  • Liquids containing medications
  • Prescription inhalers
  • Over-the-counter inhalers
  • Glass thermometers (containing mercury)
  • Medical devices containing mercury (blood pressure units, barometers, etc.)

Items NOT Accepted
  • DEA controlled substances
  • Narcotic medications
  • Illegal drugs
  • Bio-hazardous materials
  • Sharps/needles
  • Radioactive materials
  • Other household waste

For more information on how to dispose of these items, or other information about the Pharmaceutical Take-Back program, please click here or call the Mokena Police Department at (708) 479-3912.

Village of Mokena • 11004 Carpenter Street • Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 479-3900 • FAX (708) 479-4844