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Doc's Pharmacy Prescription Disposal
prescription disposal

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet and disposing of unused or outdated prescriptions and over-the-counter medications is a good idea.

Don't flush medications and other substances down the toilet or throw them in the trash. It is estimated that 4,600 tons of pharmaceuticals and personal care products enter our water supply systems each year. Flushing medications down toilets kills the bacteria needed in septic systems. Medications travel though sewage treatment plants, unfiltered, making their way into our drinking water. Drugs placed in the trash enter landfills and can trickle into the ground water.

All Doc's Pharmacy locations have prescription drug take back and disposal programs. Pharmacies, in cooperation with the EPA, collect medications that will be incinerated properly instead of released into the environment.

Doc's Pharmacy is committed to the cause. In support of the Pontiac Township High School Student "P2D2" (Prescription Drug Disposal Program) and the Will County Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program, Rx Drug Take Back containers are available at all Doc's Pharmacy locations.

Drop off instructions:

  1. Remove label or use a permanent marker to block out names & personal information.
  2. Take medications to Doc's Pharmacy.
  3. Follow directions for deposit into supervised, secure bins provided. Ask your pharmacy staff if you have questions.

Items Not Accepted:

  • DEA Controlled Substances: Narcotics and Illegal Drugs
  • Bio-Hazardous / Radioactive Materials
  • Biomedical Waste / IV Bags
  • Sharps / Needles / Lancets / Injectors
  • Other household wastes

Accepted Items: (Expired, unused/unwanted):

  • Prescription medications
  • Over-the counter medications
  • Pet medications
  • Vitamins, supplements & suppositories
  • Homeopathic Remedies
  • Medicated ointments, shampoos, lotion
  • Liquid medications (leakproof)
  • Prescription and over-the-counter inhalers
  • Glass thermometers with mercury
  • Medical devices with mercury
  • Blood pressure units, and barometers