Environmental Services

Unwanted Medication Program

In a joint effort between the Lockport Police Department, Lockport Township Government and the Will County Land Use Department, the city has implemented an unwanted medication program. Each year this country improperly disposes of thousands of pounds of medication. Much of this medication is flushed into the sewage system. 

This method causes serious interruption to the wastewater treatment process. The city of Lockport encourages citizens to bring their unwanted medication to the Lockport Police Department and place the items in the secured drop box located in the front lobby.

Any expired prescription or non-prescription medication that is no longer needed can be safely disposed of at our collection location.

Unwanted Medication Program

Accepted

Acceptable prescription and non-prescription medications include pills, salves and liquid medications in original containers. Items not in original containers must be packaged in non-leaking containers.

Unaccepted

Unacceptable items include:

  • IV bags
  • medical waste
  • sharp needles
  • syringes
  • thermometers

The prescription and non-prescription drug disposal program is anonymous and does not require any identification to deposit medications. The goal of the program is to keep our environment and residents safe from the harmful effects of improper disposal of medications. The medications will be taken to an approved location by the Environmental Protection Agency for safe disposal. This is a free service to this community. This is a 24-hour service.

Electronics Recycling Program

Electronic Recycling is now open for Will County residents. We are open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6-11 a.m. There is a limit of 2 TV's per vehicle, per day. People must show proof of residency in Will County. For information, call 815-838-0549 Option 8 or visit the Will County Green website. The address is:
17112 S Prime Boulevard
Lockport, IL 60441

Please no needles or syringes