Disposing Medications Safely 


The RxBox is located outside the
Police Department at 1000 W.
Schaumburg Road.

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

The Solution is Simple

  • An RxBOX has been placed outside 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 then 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 24/7.
Items NOT Accepted in the RxBox
  • Sharps, needles, syringes, and thermometers
Republic Services offers a
Medical Sharps Container Mail Back Service at a cost.  Containers vary in size/cost $38 to $85.
101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193-1899
P: 847.895.4500, F: 847.895.7806

Dial 311 for non-emergency requests