Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back Day

Posted On: 09/24/18

Kankakee Community College, in conjunction with Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group, will host a Drug Take Back event on Thursday, Oct. 25. 

“Drug Take Back” will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 in KCC’s atrium area, on the first floor near the main entrance.

Members of the community are invited to attend and safely and anonymously turn in expired, unwanted, or unused prescription or over-the-counter drugs. This event is related to efforts by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Participants are asked to remove the labels or use a permanent marker to black-out personal information. No liquids, illegal drugs, bio-hazardous materials or sharps/needles will be accepted at the event.

The program at KCC is being sponsored by the college’s Police Department and Criminal Justice Club.

KCC is located south of downtown Kankakee off River Road, near U.S. 45-52, or take Interstate 57 to Exit 308 and follow the signs. Directions are at www.kcc.edu/directions.

More information is on the DEA National Drug Take Back program website.



Kankakee Community College is an accredited two-year college which awards associate degrees and certificates of completion. KCC prepares students both to transfer to four-year colleges and to enter the workforce. The college also offers continuing education courses and certification training, literacy programs, English as a Second Language and GED preparation. The KCC mission is “Enhancing quality of life through learning.” The college has a Riverfront Campus in Kankakee, South Extension Center in Watseka, North Extension Center in Bradley and Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center in Kankakee.


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Kari Nugent
Director of marketing and public relations