The following items will not be accepted:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Inhalers
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Thermometers
  • Needles and other sharps
  • Ointments
  • Lotions
  • IV bags
  • Bloody or infectious waste



Properly disposing of medicines is important to prevent abuse or poisoning, and protect the environment. Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem, especially among teens, and accidental poisonings from medicines are on the rise. Medicines flushed down the drain or disposed of in the trash can pollute bodies of water, harm wildlife and end up in drinking water supplies.

Why Is This Important?

Accepted Items

Residents can drop off the following items:

  • Unneeded prescription medication
  • Over the counter medication
  • Prescription ointments
  • Vitamins
  • Sample medication
  • Prescription patches
  • Medication for pets 
  • Liquid medication in leak-proof containers



Prescription Drug Collection Program

Unaccepted Items

Round Lake Park residents who are seniors or a person with disabilities may request assistance for the disposal of the unused prescription medications by contacting the Police Department Administrative Offices at (847) 546-7275.   

215 Main Street
Round Lake Park, IL 60073



Prescription Drug Disposal Service For Seniors and Persons With Disabilities   

The Village of Round Lake Park has joined many local law enforcement agencies by installing a prescription drug collection box to give residents the opportunity to properly and safely dispose of unwanted, unused and expired medicines. The Save-a-Star Drug Awareness Foundation has sponsored the installation of this pharmaceutical collection box in the Police Department.

The prescription drug collection box is now in place in the front lobby of the Round Lake Park Police Department, which is located at: 



Mayor Linda Lucassen