BATAVIA, IL — The Batavia Police Department will collect unwanted or expired prescription medications as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take-Back Day, officials announced.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29 at the police station, 100 N. Island Ave. in Batavia.
During the event, staffprescription medications, non-controlled DEA drugs, over-the-counter and liquid medications, vitamins, pet medicines, and ointments and salves. In addition to medications, police will also accept vape pens and other e-cigarette devices as long as batteries are removed, according to a news release.
Items that will not be accepted include needles, illicit illegal substances, thermometers, DEA-controlled drugs, empty containers and inhalers.
A full list of guidelines can be found on the City of Batavia’s website.
The event aims to provide community members with a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs. By doing so, it prevents medications from being flushed down the toilet and ending up in local drinking water supply.
Anyone with questions about the event can visit the DEA’s website.