Unwanted/Expired Prescription Medications
Prescription medications, whether for human or animal patients, pose considerable
health threats if taken in any way other than as prescribed. That's why these drugs are dispensed in a container with a childproof
cap, to help prevent access by children or pets. And that's also why medications that have expired or are otherwise no longer
needed must be disposed of in a safe and responsible manner. Proper disposal of medications ensures that the drugs don't pollute
the environment or enter the drinking water. Getting unneeded medications out of the house also helps keep children and pets
Village Veterinary Practice does not handle unwanted to expired pharmaceutical waste. This waste must be processed
by a regulated waste management company. However, we strongly encourage everyone to dispose of these unwanted medications in
an appropriate manner.
There are many towns that now have a permanent drug disposal box that you can simply drop
off your unwanted medications for disposal at no cost!
Drops boxes close to VVP:
- LaGrange Police Department - 304 West Burlington Avenue,
LaGrange, IL 60525. Open 24/7
- Brookfield Village Hall - 8820 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513. Call for drop off
hours: (708) 485-7344
Drop boxes close to VVP:
- Clarendon Hills Police Department - 448 Park Ave #1, Clarendon
Hills, IL 60514
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