Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP) is pleased to share with you the results of the medication take back event held on Saturday, April 14, 2015 at the Norton Shores Fire Department in Norton Shores, MI. The program collected of over 2,171 pounds of medication and 576 pounds of sharps from more than 230 residents.
We are celebrating the start of our 5th year with collection totals of over 9 tons of medications that have been safely destroyed since 2010. The program is making an impact and a change in behavior for our area residents on how they dispose of their medications and sharps. We have grown to be one of the largest take back events for the State of Michigan according to past Michigan DEA reports.
A huge thank you to all of our volunteers who took their time to greet, run, sort, count, record, and safely box the medications and sharps. We extend a special thank you to our host – Norton Shores Fire Department and their staff. They were great to work with and we appreciated their hospitality.
The DEA has changed their collection regulations and will no longer continue National Take Back Days.
It is because of our community's contributions and participation that keeps this worthy program going strong.
It is a pleasure to work with such an amazing team that is always there for our community!
Affinia Health Network
City of Muskegon Police Department
Mercy Health Muskegon Hospitals
Mercy Health Muskegon Retail Pharmacies
Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office Norton Shores Police Department
Norton Shores Police Department
Coalition for a Drug Free
Norton Shores Fire Department
Public Health -
Hospital Network Services
A very special thank you to our sponsors.
We could not be here for our residents without your support!