Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: March 28, 2022
The Westmont Police Department will once again participate in the annual National DEA-sponsored Drug Take Back Day. This year’s events will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be two drop-off locations in Westmont: the Westmont Police Department at 500 N. Cass Avenue, and Mariano’s at 150 W. 63rd Street in Westmont.
The goal of this program is to safely dispose of unused and unwanted drugs to help prevent situations in which prescription drugs are misused as well as prevent drugs from entering the fresh water supply. Following are some of the programs details:
In addition to this event, the Village of Westmont has two RxBox dropoff locations: Westmont Police Department at 500 N. Cass Avenue, and the Johanik Fire Station Headquarters at 6015 S. Cass Avenue. The dropoffs are located in the lobby to these facilities and can be accessed during regular business hours. To learn more about how to safely dispose of medicines not accepted at this event, please check out the DuPage County Health Department website.
The annual Drug Take Back Day also helps with reducing the possibility of substance abuse. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
For more information regarding this program, visit the DEA website. For specific information regarding Westmont’s participation in this program, contact Deputy Police Chief Brian Gruen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-981-6340.