The YELLOW JUG Program at The Compounder is dead.

We are sorry to announce that our service partner for the Yellow Jug program has ceased operation and we are no longer able to process collected used drugs for destruction.

We are not able to accept any unused medication for disposal.


  • The Aurora Police Department conducted a drug take-back program recently and we hope they will do it on a regular basis in the future.
    • Aurora Police Department
    • 1200 E Indian Trail
    • (630) 256-5000
    • Open 24 hours
  • Fox Metro has had a program in place for several years. You may take your unused medicines for disposal to their lobby.
    • Fox Metro
    • 682 State Rte 31, Oswego, IL 60543
    • (630) 301-6881
    • Hours: 8AM–4:30PM Monday through Friday

We will notify the community if we are again able to collect and destroy used medicines.

The Compounder is pleased to announce that we’ve joined the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization in the collection of unused/unwanted drugs with their Yellow Jug Old Drugs Program.

Please read the news release below, and if you aren’t local enough to drop off your unwanted or unused drugs, FIND A LOCATION HERE.

The Compounder Pharmacy in Aurora, IL
Now participating in the
Yellow Jug Old Drugs ® Program
To Collect Unused/Unwanted Drugs for Secure Responsible Disposal

Coordinated by Great Lakes Clean Water Organization, a Non-Profit Organization, the Yellow Jug Old Drugs program began in May 2009. To date over 45.75 tons of drug waste has been collected and disposed of properly helping to keep our water clean and our communities safe.

The Compounder is the now providing this important and needed service to the community. The Compounder is located at 340 Marshall Avenue #100  in Aurora, IL. Their phone number is 630-859-0333.

Until recently when an individual wanted to dispose of unused/ unwanted/expired drugs the only option available in many communities was to flush these substances down the drain or send to a landfill. This has led to an emerging problem of trace amounts of chemicals showing up in our water. The Yellow Jug Old Drugs program in partnership with local pharmacies is providing a positive solution to help address the issue. Individuals can bring unused/unwanted/expired drugs to participating pharmacies for safe and proper disposal free of charge. Participating pharmacies have a list of accepted/not accepted items and can help customers with any questions they may have.

A complete list of participating pharmacies is available on the Great Lakes Clean Water