Safe Medication Disposal Event
Safe Medication Disposal Event is a bi-annual event hosted by the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy during which unused and expired medications are collected for environmentally safe disposal. Students have collected over one ton of medication, keeping potentially harmful substances out of our water, landfills, and the wrong hands.
Date: October 4, 2018 – 10am to 2pm
Locations: there will be two collection sites, on Central Campus and at Michigan Medicine.
Ingalls Mall North (On Washington St. across from Rackham Auditorium)
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Triangle Connector Link
Michigan Medicine Hospital
- Accepted Items
Prescription & OTC medications, medication samples, vitamins, ointments & lotions, inhalers, antibiotics, steroids, veterinary medicine, and controlled medications.
- Unaccepted Items
Sunscreen, insect repellent, cosmetics, hair care or personal hygiene products, hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol, aerosol cans, blood or infectious waste, tobacco, and sharps containers.
- 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.