On Thursday, September 7, State Representative Jeff Keicher (R-Sycamore) and State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Cherry Valley) are hosting a prescription drug drop-off in partnership with the Sycamore Police Department. The event will be held at the Sycamore Police Department and feature two drop-off times, 9-11 a.m. & 4:30-6 p.m.
“Preventing prescription drug abuse and ensuring expired medications do not end up in our water supply requires constant work, and I’m glad to have an outstanding community partner like the Sycamore Police in this effort,” said Keicher. “I encourage everyone to check your medicine cabinets and bring your items during one of our drop-off times on September 7.”
The Sycamore Police Department is located at 535 Dekalb Ave in Sycamore. During both collection periods on September 7, 9-11 a.m. & 4:30-6 p.m., unwanted or expired medications will be accepted and safely disposed of for free. Accepted medications include prescription medications, prescription ointments and patches, pet medications, and vitamins. Needles, illegal drugs, and liquids will not be accepted.
“Unused and expired medications present a greater threat to children than in years past, and it has become increasingly important to ensure we keep these medications out of their hands with drop-off events like this,” said Syverson. “I invite all of our constituents to utilize this opportunity to safely dispose of these substances that can become dangerous when in the wrong hands.”
Staff will be on-site to assist constituents during the drop-off times. For questions or more information, contact Rep. Keicher’s office at 815-748-3494 or Sen. Syverson’s office at 815-987-7555.