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Medication & EpiPen Diposal

See SWALCO's website for Pharmaceutical Disposal Options

How to Dispose of Expired Auto-Injectors

If your EpiPen is unused or has simply expired, you can usually dispose of it through a community drug take-back programs. Lake County has a Prescription Drug Disposal Box Program. While these are generally intended for controlled medications like opioid drugs, they can be used to dispose of any unused drug.

Visit SWALCO's Sharps/Needles Disposal page to find local drop off kiosks in the area.  WM Sharps Kiosk 2018

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has a registry of authorized drug take-back locations, which you can access through the EPA's online locator.

Some pharmacies also offer on-site drop-off boxes, mail-back programs, and other ways to help you safely dispose of unused medicines. Check with your healthcare provider to see if they will take back and dispose of expired auto-injectors.  Also, see What to Do with Used Sharps Needles in Illinois