Outside the the entrance to the Public Safety Building 201 W Washington Street East Peoria, IL 61611
About the Drop Box
The drug drop box in front of the Public Safety Building has been updated.
Through an Illinois Department of Health grant, the Tazewell County Health Department has purchased a new drug drop box residents can use for disposal of expired and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications. A large amount of pills are dropped off in East Peoria's box, and the new, larger box is safer for East Peoria Police officers to empty since they do not have to touch the medications inside it.
The drop box is available 24 hours a day seven days a week, is restricted to non-commercial use, and is monitored by cameras.
Prescriptions (Schedule II-V controlled and non-controlled substances)
Prescription ointment in a tube
Residents should remove any personal information from the medication packaging, such as the label on the prescription container, and make sure the pill bottle, packaging or plastic bag are firmly sealed to avoid spilling the contents. The drugs in the drop box will be incinerated.