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Properly Dispose of Medical Waste in Macon County, IL

Unwanted & Expired Medication


Argenta Village Hall

330 N. Warren St., Argenta, Illinois 217-795-4529

A collection box is inside the lobby during regular business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Macon County Sheriff’s

Office serves this location.



Decatur Police Department (

707 W. Southside Dr., Decatur, IL 217-424-2711

A collection box is inside the lobby near the main entrance and is accessible 24 hours’ daily.



Macon County Law Enforcement Center


333 S. Franklin St., Decatur, IL 217-424-1321

A collection box is inside the lobby to the right of the entrance to the Sheriff’s Office and is accessible 24 hours every day.



Maroa City Hall


120 S. Locust St. (old grade school), Maroa, Illinois 217-794-5526

A collection box is located in the lobby and is accessible during regular business hours from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Maroa Police Department serves this location.

Walgreens (Multiple Locations)

  • 1311 N. Illinois Route 48, Decatur, IL 217-429-1988

  • 625 W. Pershing, Decatur, IL 217-875-2751 

  • 420 1st Drive, Decatur, IL 217-422-3801

  • 225 E. Ash, Decatur, IL 217-872-1758

  • 4995 E. US Route 36, Decatur, IL 217-864-9866

A collection box is in the pharmacy department at each location during regular pharmacy hours

(Monday-Friday 8am-8pm; Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 10am-6pm)



**Medicines should be kept in their original containers with the name of the medicine clearly labeled. Individuals may choose to mark out their own personal name.



**Personal sharps such as hypodermic needles, lancets and razor ARE NOT ACCEPTED in the collection programs for unwanted medicines or by local recycling programs.



Information obtained via Macon County Environmental Management (


Questions regarding the collection programs for unwanted medicine may be directed to Macon County Environmental Management at 217-425-4505 or any of the participating law enforcement agencies.


For more information on the preventing prescription drug misuse, go to following websites:


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