Disposing of Medications / Syringes Safely 


The RxBox has been newly located
inside the Police Department at 
1000 W. Schaumburg Road.

 The RxBOX Program started in June 2009 as Schaumburg's solution to disposing of medications that may otherwise pollute the environment if disposed of in the trash or in the water supply.

The Solution is Simple

  • An RxBOX has been placed inside the Schaumburg Police Department at 1000 W. Schaumburg Road.
  • Schaumburg residents can bring medications including over-the-counter, prescription medications, ointments and liquid medications that are expired or unused to this location. 
  • These items should be placed in a zip locked plastic bag to be deposited in the RxBOX. Also, asthma inhalers can be deposited in a separate zip locked plastic bag. 
  • The medications will then be incinerated in collaboration with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency using state-of-the-art technology. 
  • The RxBox is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Items NOT Accepted in the RxBox - Sharps, needles, syringes and thermometers
Disposal of Syringes and Pen Needles
Residents can bring used syringes and pen needles that have been placed in
a red approved syringe disposal box to the Village of Schaumburg Nursing building
located at 521 E. Schaumburg Road.
    • Drop off on the 4th Monday of the month from 4-5pm
    • Must be a Village of Schaumburg resident
    • Will need to show proof of residency
    • Maximum number of containers accepted is 2 per visit
    • Resident will be required to sign a disposal log in sheet
101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193-1899
P: 847.895.4500

Dial 311 for non-emergency requests