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Our Drug Collection Unit

Rockton Police Department now has a permanent MedReturn Drug Collection Unit. Citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe and secure permanent drop off location at Village Hall (main entrance vestibule), 110 East Main Street Rockton, IL.

According to the 2011 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), more than six million Americans abuse prescription drugs. Among youth who are 12 to 17 years old, 7.4 percent report past year non-medical use of prescription drugs.

Properly disposing of excess drugs is everyone’s responsibility as a matter of public safety. More than 70 percent of young people abusing prescription pain relievers get them through friends or family, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet. Now Rockton citizens won’t have to wait for a specific take-back day to clean out their medicine cabinets.


Accepted Medication

•           Prescription medications

•           Patches

•           Ointments

•           Over-The-Counter medications

•           Vitamins

•           Medication samples

•           Pet medications


Not Accepted Medication

•           Needles, Lancets, Syringes

•           Thermometers

•           Aerosol Cans

•           Hydrogen Peroxide/Alcohol

•           Inhalers

•           Bloody or infectious waste

•           Business or clinic waste

•           Medical devices

•           Personal care products

The collection site is open 24/7/365 and drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.  Questions and concerns can be forwarded to the department through our online contact form.

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