McCombie Supporting Rx Drop-Off in Two Counties

House Minority Leader Tony McCombie is promoting two events that will provide residents with an opportunity to safely dispose of prescription drugs. The upcoming events will be held on Saturday April 27th from 9:00am-12:00pm, in line with National Prescription Take Back Day, a movement backed by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency to help prevent medication misuse and opioid addiction. Event locations are as follows:

  • Leader McCombie’s District Office, 9317B IL Rt 84, Savanna
  • Elizabeth Community Building (Rear Parking Area), 330 N. West Street, Elizabeth

“This is a great opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinet and know you are safely disposing of any unused or expired medications or prescriptions,” said Leader McCombie. “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is reminder of just how dangerous misuse of medications and opioids can be. We have an opportunity to prevent tragedies through these events and promote safety in our communities.”

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day has been an ongoing effort to address the rising opioid epidemic, which Leader McCombie has taken a leading stand on in the General Assembly by backing a measure to combat fentanyl. While fentanyl has been a rising source of overdoses across the state and nation, her legislation that was signed into law last year would allow pharmacists and retail stores to sell potentially life-saving fentanyl test strips over the counter.

The Prescription Drop-Off events are outdoor drive-thru opportunities—residents will not have to leave their vehicles to drop off their materials. With questions about the upcoming event, contact McCombie’s district office at 815-291-8989.

Northwest Illinois residents looking for more opportunities for waste and recycling events can visit Jo Daviess County ( to find out more; the Jo-Carroll Solid Waste Agency coordinates special waste and recycling collections, public education, and also issues permits to solid waste haulers operating in Jo Daviess and/or Carroll Counties.

Above are pictures from Leader McCombie’s Prescription Drop Off events last year in Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties.