Prescription Drugs and Sharps Disposal Program

Family & Senior Services for the Village of Morton Grove, in conjunction with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County, is sponsoring a program for the environmentally-safe disposal of unused prescription drugs, expired “over the counter” drugs and needles known as “sharps”. Sharps disposal allows residents, who self inject medications, the option of bringing in their used sharps for proper disposal and help to prevent the sharps from entering the household waste system.


When: Monday – Friday

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Where: American Legion Memorial Civic Center
6140 Dempster St.
Morton Grove, Illinois


Acceptable items for prescription drug disposal include unused prescription medications, expired prescription medications, prescription cough syrup, prescription eye drops and expired over-the-counter medications. Pharmaceutical controlled substances will not be accepted.

General Tips

  • Prescription drugs that are more than a year old should be disposed of properly.
  • Turn in non-prescription medications without an expiration date that are more than 6 months old.
  • Keep pharmaceuticals in their original containers with labels to identify contents.
  • All sharps need to be in a rigid container with a sealed lid and put in a zipped plastic bag prior to dropping off.

Small sharps disposal containers are available at the Civic Center.



For more information call 847-470-5246.