Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program
Medication & Sharps Collection - Free Event 

Thank you for visiting our recent one day take back event at the City of Muskegon Fire Department on Saturday, September 26, 2015! Here are a few things to remember before the next Take Back Event:

  • Look under About MAMDP for the outcomes from this well attended event.  
  • Please visit one of our daily drop off sites at key area pharmacies and law enforcement boxes listed under Disposal Locations.
  • Drop off your unused or expired medications for proper disposal.
  • Properly disposing of your unused medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, reduces risk of accidental poisoning, environmental contamination, and misuse.
  • Be sure to mark out patient information prior to drop off.
  • Sharps will be accepted in appropriate containers.
Check Back in February 2016 for our event!

                    NATIONAL NEWS:

MAMDP was just recognized by the White House in their 2015 National Drug Control Policy Report.
Go to
 or visit the link below to read the full strategy. 

MAMDP is mentioned on page 13.

Remember! 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.

MAMDP had a chance to sit down with Dr. Brian Stork at Mercy Health Muskegon, to discuss how MAMDP works and more!


Remember! You can dispose of controlled substances at your local police department and non-controlled and over the counter to a designated pharmacy. Check out Disposal locations for more info
What should I bring?
  • Prescription Drugs and Narcotics
  • Over the counter medicine like ibuprofen
  • Medication samples, ointments, and lotions
  • Inhalers
  • Vitamins
  • Even pet medication!
  • Sharps (keep in a sealed and safe container)
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
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