Save A Star Drug Disposal Program

The Wilmette Police Department participates in the Save A Star Drug Disposal Program. This program is available to Wilmette Residents free of charge (not for commercial use). The goal of this program is to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter drugs and medications in an environmentally safe way, but most importantly, to keep drugs out of the hands of young children and those who might use drugs for recreational purposes.

Accepted Drugs include:

  • Prescription medications
  • Controlled substances
  • All over-the-counter medications
  • Medication samples
  • Pet Medications
  • Vitamins & Supplements
  • Medicated ointments, lotions, creams, and oils
  • Liquid medication in leak-proof containers
  • Homeopathic Remedies

Not Accepted:

  • Needles/sharps*
  • Syringes with needles
  • Thermometers
  • IV bags
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Personal care products
  • Empty containers
  • Hydrogen peroxide

*Residents looking to dispose of sharps/needles can do so by visiting Fire Station #26 at 1304 Lake Avenue.