Safe Disposal of Pharmaceuticals

Red Barrel Project. Educate, Collect, Dispose.Michigan State Police (MSP) posts across the state serve as locations where residents can safely and anonymously dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs. Medications can be surrendered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

The service is free and anonymous. Liquids, inhalers, patches, or syringes will not be accepted.

Providing a safe and confidential way to dispose of unwanted medications helps to prevent the misuse of prescription drugs and reduces environmental hazards. The MSP has partnered with the Livingston County Community Alliance to place prescription drug collection barrels inside each of its 29 posts.

For more information on how the state of Michigan is tackling the rise in prescription drug and opioid abuse, read the findings and recommendations of the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force.