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Drug Disposal

Drug Disposal Event
Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Drug Disposal

Proper drug disposal is important because it helps protect human health and our environment. Unwanted drugs should not be flushed down the drain.  Medications should be kept secure when in the home to prevent unlawful use and regularly disposed using the steps shared in our drug disposal EGLE Minute YouTube video and Save a Life card

When drugs are no longer needed, they should be taken to a collection for incineration to destroy the chemicals within them and prevent them from entering the water resources we use for drinking water. If this is not available, follow the instructions provided to dispose of them in the trash.

Chemotherapy drugs are typically not accepted at independently hosted take back locations.  To find safe disposal options for of chemotherapy drugs, contact to your prescribing doctor or dispensing pharmacist. To find options for donating unwanted chemotherapy or prescription drugs, contact the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) at 517-241-0205 or BPLHelp@Michigan.gov.

Contact

Christine Grossman
EGLE-DrugDisposal@Michigan.gov
or GrossmanC@Michigan.gov
517-285-5637

Household Drug Takeback Map

This map viewer helps Michigan citizens find take back locations for unwanted household medications. To find the drug take back location closest to you, go to the address box in the top left corner of the map, type in your zip code, and hit enter. The map will zoom to your location and show the drug take back locations closest to you. 

Open the Household Drug Takeback map

 

View, filter, or download the drug disposal takeback locations data

     Not sure how to filter the data? 

Learn how easy it is to safely dispose of unwanted household medications using Michigan’s interactive Household Drug Take Back Map. Routinely disposing of medications is important.  It helps prevent accidental poisonings, addiction and overdoses, and helps preserve the quality of our natural resources.

Michigan Household Drug Take Back Map Overview Video

Learn how easy it is to safely dispose of unwanted household medications using Michigan’s interactive Household Drug Take Back Map. Routinely disposing of medications is important.  It helps prevent accidental poisonings, addiction and overdoses, and helps preserve the quality of our natural resources.

Drug Disposal Minute

Got a minute?

Learn how to safely get rid of the extra medication in your home.

Got a minute? Learn how to safely get rid of the extra medication in your home. Got a few minutes? Visit www.michigan.gov/deqdrugdisposal to find a drug take-back event or location near you!