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Medication Disposal

The Vermilion County Health Department DOES NOT Collect or Dispose of any medications or needles at our facility.   Here are some links to help answer questions about what to do with your unused medication or used needles and sharps.

The FDA  – Safe disposal of needles and other sharps

The FDA – How to dispose of unused medications

State Disposal Laws –


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Hoopeston residents can use drug drop-off site

Posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 9:19 am


HOOPESTON — Mayor Bill Crusinberry told city council members Tuesday about a new drug collection unit at city hall for disposal of old and unused prescription drugs.

According to the press release from Police Chief Mark Drollinger, the unit was the result of a grant from CVS/pharmacy awarded the city and “will help prevent the contamination of local landfills and water supplies from unused medication.” It also will help prevent prescription drug abuse, especially among teenagers.

The unit is open to the public 24 hours a day and drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked. For information about the program, call the toll free number (866) 559-8830 or visit