My husband and I have lived in Northbrook for over 30 years and have always been pleased with the services available to us. My husband has Multiple Sclerosis. In order to control this disease, he injects his medication three times per week. We have always returned the used syringes to the pharmacy. They no longer accept them and recently told me to go to . The police station accepts medication but not “sharps.” They suggested Glenbrook Hospital. It is widely known that it is not acceptable to dispose of used needles in the garbage or recycling bins, but Northbrook is making it difficult for its residents to dispose of the needles in a responsible manner.
I went to the website SafeNeedleDisposal.org and got a list of locations to dispose of the needles. Most of the surrounding communities have schedules to dispose of used needles at their village halls or other locations. Northbrook does not have any schedule or facility where its residents can dispose of used syringes in a safe manner.
The village consider changing this situation. I am sure that many residents of Northbrook would find this helpful.