More than 1.2 tons of drugs has been collected from Naperville drop boxes this year.
Launched in 2013, the Prescription Drug Drop Box Program gives an opportunity to anonymously dispose of prescription or over-the-counter drugs that may be expired.
This year the program has collected the most drugs they’ve seen since it started.
“To see the incremental increase, and when you add for the last 12 months, you look at how many pounds we’re taking in the Police Department and our 10 Fire Stations. Over 2,000 pounds of medication have been dropped off at these 11 locations, so we’re very pleased and proud of the program,” said Naperville Chief of Police Robert Marshall.
Last year mailbox-style containers replaced the old drop boxes to enable more storage.
Plans to implement a new drop box at City Hall are being discussed.
You can find a drop box outside of any Naperville fire station, and inside the police department.
Naperville News 17’s Dimitri Villanueva reports.