Drug Takeback - Michigan

What to do with Leftover Medicines


Michigan

Follow the links below to find locations for leftover medication take-back in your state. Those with the most information are listed first.

Indicates that a collection site is located within a police station/law enforcement facility.This type of site generally accepts controlled substances.

Indicates that a collection site is located within a pharmacy. This type of site does NOT accept controlled substances.

Yellow Jug Old Drugs

Yellow Jug Old Drugs is a pharmaceutical collection program that operates at hundreds of pharmacies throughout Michigan—each of which can be found on the online pharmacy locator map. Run by the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization, Yellow Jug Old Drugs also operates in pharmacies in Illinois and Wisconsin, and plans to expand to all states throughout the Great Lakes region. Click here for a list of the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization’s supporting partners.

Note: Pharmacy and hazardous waste collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances.

West Michigan Take Back Meds

West Michigan Take Back Meds lists over 75 pharmacies and law enforcement facilities that have permanent medicine disposal drop-off locations in the state. West Michigan Take Back Meds is a partnership between local government agencies.

Note: Pharmacy and hazardous waste collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances. Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted, and to confirm hours of operation.

AWARxE

AWARxE lists over 50 police departments and sheriff’s offices that have permanent medication disposal drop-boxes in Michigan. AWARxE is a consumer protection program brought to you by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Foundation. ® AWARErx.org is an online resource for information about medicine safety, prescription drug abuse, medication disposal, and safe purchase of medications on the Internet.

Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted, and to confirm hours of operation.

Dispose My Meds

By entering your zip code in the search field of this locator tool, you can find over 15 take-back locations at community pharmacies across Michigan. Additionally the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) offers Dispose My Meds information and resources to help pharmacies create programs that allow patients to safely dispose of unused and expired medicines. Click here for a full list of NCPA’s partners supporting this effort.

Note: Pharmacy collection sites listed here cannot accept controlled substances.

The American Medicine Chest Challenge

Use this interactive map tool to find more than 15 medication take-back locations at law enforcement agencies in Michigan. The American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) is a community based public health initiative, in participation with local law enforcement, designed to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. The initiative organizes a nationwide day of pharmaceutical waste disposal on the second Saturday of November each year in communities across the country. Click here for a list of AMCC’s partners supporting this effort.

Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact collection sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.

Rx Drug Drop Box

This map-based site lists a number of take-back locations at law enforcement agencies across Michigan. Rx Drug Drop Box is a program launched by the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), a nonprofit that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the investigation and prevention of prescription drug abuse and diversion.

Note: Most law enforcement agencies generally accept controlled substances. However, residents are encouraged to contact sites beforehand to inquire about what type of medications are not accepted and to confirm hours of operation.

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