The Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP) is a collaborative of several community organizations that have come together so that residents of Muskegon County and surrounding communities would have a place to safely dispose of unused and expired medications and sharps.
Proper disposal of medication helps promote a healthy community. By removing unused medication from your home, you can reduce your likelihood for burglary along with reducing the chance for meds to be misused. There are environmental benefits too! By not flushing or throwing away your medication, you save the environment and water supply from contamination.
We are celebrating the start of our 6th year with collection totals of over 10 tons of medications that have been safely destroyed since 2010. The program is making an impact and a change in behavior for our area residents on how they dispose of their medications and sharps. We have grown to be one of the largest take back events for the State of Michigan according to past Michigan DEA reports.
In the past 6 years, we have taken back:
• 22,768 lbs. Overall Medication Collected (over 11 tons)
• 1,175 lbs. Controlled Substances and Unknown Collected
• 9,228 lbs. Non-Controlled and Over-the-Counter Collected
• 6,659 lbs. Retail Pharmacy Collected
• 5,409 lbs. Law Enforcement Boxes
• 5,010 lbs. Sharps Collected
• 265 lbs. Donated new and unused medications
In the meantime, please download this flyer for other medication disposable location sites.
Click here to download.
What should I bring?
- Prescription Drugs and Narcotics
- Over the counter medicine like ibuprofen
- Medication samples, ointments, and lotions
- Even pet medication!
- Sharps (keep in a sealed and safe container)
Where to bring your expired or unused
non-controlled and over the counter substances:
RETAIL PHARMACY DROP OFF LOCATIONS
Benson’s Drug SavMor #17*
961 Spring Street / Muskegon, MI 49442 /
Muskegon Family Care
2201 Getty Street / Muskegon, MI 49444 /
3165 Holton-Whitehall Rd/Whitehall, MI 49461/
MERCY HEALTH PARTNERS’ RETAIL PHARMACY
DROP OFF LOCATIONS
1663 W. Sherman Boulevard / Muskegon, MI 49441 /
Hackley Professional Pharmacy*
1675 Leahy Street, Suite 111 / Muskegon, MI 49442 /
Lakes Campus Pharmacy
6401 Prairie Street, Suite 1100 / Muskegon, MI 49444 /
Westshore Professional Pharmacy
1150 E. Sherman Boulevard, Suite 1400 / Muskegon, MI 49444 /
Wolf Lake Pharmacy
5483 E. Apple Avenue / Muskegon, MI 49442 /
*Sharps will also now be accepted in a proper sharps container at the Benson’s Drug Savmor #17 and the Hackley Professional Pharmacies ONLY.
What should I leave at home?
- Sunscreen and skin, or personal care products
- Anything containing body fluid or blood!
- Household Hazardous waste (paint, oil, gas)
- Aerosol Cans
- Insect repellents
- Anything that you can throw away in your own garbage
Where to bring your expired or unused
Fruitport Police Department
5825 Airline Rd/ Fruitport, MI 49415/ 231-865-8477
Montague Police Department
8778 Ferry St, Montague MI 49437/ 231-893-0810
Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office Records
25 W Walton Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440/ 231-724-6351
Muskegon County Sheriff Road Patrol Offices
1611 Oak Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442/ 231-724-6259
Muskegon Heights Police Department
2715 Baker St, Muskegon Hts, MI 49444/ 231-733-8900
Muskegon Police Department
980 Jefferson St, Muskegon, MI 49440/ 231-724-6750
Muskegon Township Police Department
1990 Apple Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442/ 231-777-1666
North Muskegon Police Department
1114 Ruddiman Dr, N. Muskegon, MI 49445/231-744-4313
Norton Shores Police Department
4814 Henry St, Norton Shores, MI 49441 / 231-733-2691
Roosevelt Park Police Department
900 Oak Ridge Rd, Muskegon, MI 49441 / 231-755-3721
Whitehall Police Department
405 E. Colby St., Whitehall, MI 49461 / 231-894-2317
Controlled Medication Drop Box Program
Muskegon County residents now have access to an expanded disposal options offering safe, convenient collection and environmentally responsible disposal of controlled medications.
Residents may dispose of their unwanted or expired controlled medications to in secure drop-boxes at the following law enforcement agencies during normal business hours.
Procurement and promotion of the new secure drop boxes has been made possible through the generous support of the Environmental Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.
Local News and Articles
MLive Article - April 28,2016
Medication, sharps disposal event this weekend
Muskegon Chronicle Online Article (April 13, 2015 at 3:14 PM) :
Local authorities aim to prevent drug misuse, contamination during take-back event
Muskegon Chronicle Online - September event: Medication drop-off event collects nearly 2,000 pounds of Medication in Muskegon County
Department of Public Health
Ottawa County, Michigan, Medication and Sharps Disposal
Wood TV8 Interview with Emily Linnert April 2014
National Drug Take Back Day Tomorrow
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
Residential Drug Disposal Guidelines
Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition
Antibiotic resistance may be the most important infectious disease threat of our time.
Michigan's Waste - Proper Waste Management
White House Drug Policy
Proper Disposal of Prescription Drug
SUPPORT / SPONSORS
- Affinia Health Network
- City of Muskegon Police Department
- Mercy Health Muskegon Hospitals
- Mercy Health Muskegon Pharmacies
- Muskegon Community Health Project
- Muskegon County Public Works- HHW Program
- Muskegon County Sheriff's Office
- Norton Shores Police Department
- CALL 2-1-1
- City of Muskegon
- Coalition for a Drug Free Muskegon County
- City of Muskegon Fire Department
- Muskegon Pharmaceutical Access Coalition
- Norton Shores Fire Department
- Public Health - Muskegon County
- Senior Resources
SHARPS SPONSOR: Hospital Network Services
GOLD SPONSORSHIP: Meridian Health Plan
A very special thank you to our sponsors.
We would not be here for our community without your support!
A huge thank you to all of our volunteers who took their time to greet, run, sort, count, record, and safely box the medications and sharps. We extend a special thank you to our host – Norton Shores Fire Department and their staff. They were great to work with and we appreciated their hospitality.
or volunteer opportunities, contact Rachel at: