Pat Quinn, Governor
Need assistance in setting up a pharmaceutical drop-off or collection program in your community? The following individuals have worked directly on setting up these programs or have other specialized knowledge on medication disposal and are available to provide advice, and in some cases, speak to your group.
Debbie Belt, VP Education/Clinical Services Illinois Health Care Association (800) 252-8988: Will respond to questions on how nursing homes dispose of medications
Angela Harris, Recycling Coordinator, Sangamon County Department of Public Health (217) 535-3100, ext. 255: Available to provide advice and speak on organizing collection events.
Marta Keane, Recycling Program Specialist, Will County Land Use-Waste Services (815) 774-4343: Will share knowledge and experience in creating both permanent and one-day collection programs.
Paul Ritter and Eric Bohm, Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal program: Will share knowledge and experience in creating education and drop-off/collection programs for pharmaceuticals. Contact through P2D2 website.
Nick Sartoris, RPh., Director of Pharmacy, Doc’s Drugs Ltd. (815) 548-6104, ext. 14: Will share knowledge and experience in coordinating pharmaceutical drop-off/collection programs in cooperation with local police departments.
Cecily Smith, Policy and Outreach Specialist, Prairie Rivers Network (217) 344-2371: Available to do presentations on environmentally responsible medication disposal and to assist local groups and police departments in setting up drop-offs or collection events.
David Walters, Manager, Waste Reduction and Compliance Section, Illinois EPA: Will respond to inquiries about participation in the IEPA pilot program on pharmaceutical disposal.
Karen Cotton, External Affairs Manager, Illinois American Water (309) 566-4126: Available to present on how to talk to the public about pharmaceutical disposal and assist local groups and police departments in our service areas set up pharmaceutical disposal programs.
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