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1275 N. 7th Street
Riverton, IL 62561
ph: 217.629.7001
FAX: 217.629.6344

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Prescription Take Back

Protect the environment, your community and your family with proper prescription drug disposal.

Curry's Family Pharmacy has partnered with TakeAway, a program of the National Community Pharmacy Association (NCPA), that facilitates the safe disposal of medication. Most medication disposal practices compromise the integrity of water supplies. Unused and expired medications often go untamed in home medicine cabinets, giving access to teenagers, elderly, children or pets to misuse them.

The prescription drug disposal program, TakeAway, aims to reduce the occurrences of pollution and abuse by providing a safe, simple way to properly dispose of unwanted and expired medications.

How Take Back Works

Curry's staff will dispose of the returned medication in a specially designed TakeAway waste container, designed to safely store discarded pharmaceutical products, along with their packaging. Once filled, the TakeAway container is sealed and shipped to a medication disposal facility, where the contents are incinerated. This ensures unused and expired pharmaceuticals do not enter the water supply. In addition, the incineration facility used by the TakeAway program employs a waste-to-energy incineration process—meaning the energy produced by incineration is harnessed into electricity.


  • Products in their original prescription packaging
  • Pills, tablets and capsules
  • Creams, ointments, lotions and powders
  • Inhalers and nebulizer solutions
  • Liquid medicines 4 oz or less

Do Not Bring

  • Controlled substances (ie: Adderall, Vicodin, Demerol, Hydrocodone, MS Contin, etc.)
  • Sharps (ie: syringes, lancets, etc.)
  • Liquid medicines larger than 4 oz
  • Thermometers
  • Home based care or durable medical equipment (ie: rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide)

Bring your unused or expired medication to Curry's Family Pharmacy for safe disposal. Product must be in the original packaging to protect it during transit. This is also a requirement of the transporter.