Batavia police participate in national drug take-back program Oct. 24
The Batavia Police Department, 100 N. Island Ave., will be participating a location for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that most abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA's Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.
For information on a collection site near you, go to takebackday.dea.gov.
For a list of guidelines and approved medications for drop-off at the Batavia Police Department site, visit www.cityofbatavia.net.
In addition to medications, the Batavia Police Department will collect vape pens or other e-cigarette devices from individual consumers only after the batteries are removed from the devices. It is important to stress that the Batavia Police Department is not responsible for removing the batteries from the devices.
If the batteries cannot be removed, individual consumers can check with large electronic chain stores who may accept vape pen or e-cigarette devices for proper disposal.
Individual consumers may also contact their local Hazardous Materials Management Facility to determine if they accept these devices, and for additional guidance regarding proper disposal.
Prescription Drug Take Back DayPlease bring all unused tablets or capsules in clear, sealable baggies for disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. For a detailed list of sites in the Fox Valley participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, visit takebackday.dea.gov.
• Algonquin Police Department at Ganek Municipal Center, 2200 Harnish Drive. Visit www.algonquin.org.
• Advocate Sherman Hospital Cancer Care Center, 1425 N. Randall Road, or Elgin City Hall, 150 Dexter Court. Please stay in your vehicle for "drive up and hand-off." Hosted by Advocate Sherman, Coalition for a Safe and Healthy Elgin, Ecker Center, and the Elgin Police Department. Visit www.facebook.com/ElginPolice/.
• Geneva Police Department front desk, 20 Police Plaza. Visit www.geneva.il.us.
• Huntley Police Department and Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital, Medical Office Building #2 (located on the northeast side of the campus). Visit www.facebook.com/HuntleyPolice
• Sugar Grove Police Department at the village hall, 10 S. Municipal Drive. Visit www.sugargroveil.gov.