The Batavia Police Department is proud to offer an Unwanted Medication Disposal Program (UMDP). The drug collection and disposal program provides a safe disposal location for citizens to properly dispose of unused prescription and non-prescription medications. This program provides an environmentally safe alternative to disposing of medication in landfills or the sewer system that may later negatively affect the environment. The program encourages citizens to remove their unneeded or expired medications from their homes.
This reduces access to addictive medications for accidental or intentional misuse by adults and children.
The Batavia Police Department has provided a steel mailbox-style collection box in the front lobby of the City Hall, which citizens may use to deposit their unwanted or expired medications. The collection box is clearly marked for this purpose, locked and under 24 hour surveillance. Citizens may place their unused or expired medications into the collection box anonymously. Our UMDP guidelines (PDF) provides a comprehensive list of items that are acceptable and unacceptable.
For further information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) regarding this program or contact Evidence / Property Custodian Fred Buss at 630-454-2500.