Pharmaceutical & Sharps Disposal

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The Village of Elk Grove, in conjunction with SWANCC (Suburban Waste Agency Northern Cook County), collects old medications and sharps (needles/syringes) for environmentally safe disposal.

Residents of Elk Grove Village are encouraged to bring prescription drugs, over the counter non-liquid medications, and sharps to the Fire Administration Office located in the Lower Level of the Village Hall for disposal. We cannot accept liquids, gels, creams, ointments or controlled substances (narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, anabolic steroids or cannabis).

Drop-offs are accepted Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 pm. If you have any questions, please email Battalion Chief Michael Sharp ( or phone (847) 734-8022.