Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative is a grassroots education campaign to share information about how to properly dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. When your medicines expire or are left over, we’re here to help you to properly dispose of them.
The new Cook County MEDS disposal initiative encourages you to dispose of your medications the RIGHT way!
Where is your nearest collection site?
Conveniently locate your nearest collection site at: CookCountyMEDS.org
Closest collections sites to South Holland:
Thornton Police Department
700 Park Ave
Thornton, IL 60476
Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Dolton Police Department
14030 Park Ave
Dolton, IL 60419
Daily 24 hrs
Calumet City Walgreens
522 Torrence Ave
Calumet City, IL 60409
Daily 24 hrs
MEDS Stands For:
Studies have shown that many people aren’t taking medicines as prescribed and directed by their doctors, or as indicated on medication labels. Always follow your doctor’s directions and take medicines as prescribed. Follow the directions on Drug Facts Labels for over-the-counter (OTC) medicines.
Our focus is on educating Cook County residents and elected officials on how to safely store and properly dispose of expired, unused or unwanted medicines.
Community drop-off locations allow the public to bring medication to a centralized location to be properly disposed. We’ve created a database of medication disposal sites throughout Cook County. Simply enter your address above to find the sites closest to you.
It’s important to properly store the remaining medications you want to keep so that children and pets aren’t able to access them intentionally or unintentionally.
Learn more at: CookCountyMEDS.org