What to do with Leftover Medicines
Follow the links below to find locations and guidance for safe drug take-back and disposal options in your state.
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.
Indicates that a collection site is located within a police station/law enforcement facility.
Indicates that a collection site is located within a pharmacy.
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.
Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drug Drop-Off (POD) Program
The POD Program is a multi-county medication take back initiative. The program provides free, convenient permanent locations and periodic collection events for residents to properly dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Kalamazoo County Red Med Box
Red Med Boxes are located at law enforcement buildings, which means you can now drop off prescriptions that are considered controlled substances. The Red Med Box is a joint effort between law enforcement, the Kalamazoo Household Hazardous Waste Center, Kalamazoo County Substance Abuse Task Force, and many other Community Partners.
Follow the links below to find locations and guidance for safe drug take-back and disposal and options nationally.
DEA Collection Location Search Tool
Enter your zip code into this federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) search tool to find locations that collect controlled substances (including retail pharmacies, hospitals and clinics with on-site pharmacies, etc.).
- Police departments and other law enforcement locations are not included in this search.
- Pharmacies and other authorized locations that collect only non-controlled substances might not be included in this search.
Run by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) Foundation, this resource provides information about medicine safety and disposal, prescription drug abuse, permanent drug disposal locations, and more.
Enter your zip code into the National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA’s) tool to find pharmacy-based drug take-back locations nationwide.
Rx Drug Drop Box
The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators’ (NADDI’s) map-based search tool lists drug take-back locations at law enforcement agencies.
Walgreens Pharmacy Kiosk Program
Use this locator to find safe medication disposal kiosks in Walgreens pharmacy locations. Kiosks are available during regular pharmacy hours.
NOTE: Always contact a collection site prior to visiting to confirm its drug take-back program is active and for hours of operation.
If you are aware of another drug take-back location search tool or resource that is not included on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.