Safe Medication Disposal Event
The Safe Medication Disposal Event is hosted by the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, during which unused and expired medications are collected for environmentally safe disposal. Students have collected almost two tons of medication, keeping potentially harmful substances out of our water, landfills, and the wrong hands. We now accept sharps and sharps containers.
Date: October 1, 2019 – 10am to 2pm
Locations: there will be two collection sites, on Central Campus and at Michigan Medicine's Brighton Clinic. Note: You can drive up and drop off your medications at both locations
Ingalls Mall North (On Washington St. across from Rackham Auditorium)
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Brighton Center for Specialty Care (Entrance 1 outside the Cancer Center)
7500 Challis Rd.
Brighton, MI 48116
- Accepted Items
Prescription & OTC medications, medication samples, vitamins, ointments & lotions, inhalers, antibiotics, steroids, veterinary medicine, and controlled medications. We now accept sharps and sharps containers!
- Unaccepted Items
Sunscreen, insect repellent, cosmetics, hair care or personal hygiene products, hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol, aerosol cans, blood or infectious waste, and tobacco.
- Alternative Disposal Locations
University Health Service (UHS) Medication Disposal: This convenient service is offered at UHS. Students can just “drop off” expired/unused medications into a container.
Washtenaw County Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program: This resource lists local pharmacies that take non-controlled medications and sheriff’s departments that take both non-controlled and controlled medications (i.e. opioids).
Washtenaw Sharps Disposal Locations: Identifies local pharmacies that take sharps.