Prescription Drug Take Back


Keeping unused, unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs in your home poses a risk to you, your family and your community.To provide you with an anonymous, easy, secure and responsible way to properly dispose of these drugs, the Hobart Police Department has established a permanent pharmaceutical drug drop-off box for all Lake County residents.

Please follow these instructions for free disposal of your unwanted medications:

  1. Gather all unwanted medications from where you have them stored.
  2. If possible, leave all medications in their original containers. You may black out any personal information that is on the bottle.
  3. Bring the medications to the secured drug collection box. Located in the Hobart Police Department lobby.

Accepted Substances

  • Prescription medications and
  • medication samples
  • Over-the-counter medications

Rejected Substances

  • Illegal narcotics:
    (Cocaine, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Heroin) You must contact an officer for assistance with these substances!

No Sharps:

  • No Syringes
  • No Needles
  • No Lancets
  • No Inhalers

For more information on our Prescription Drug Take Back program view our Prescription Drug Brochure(PDF).