MAMDP April Take Back Event Overview
Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program (MAMDP) is pleased to share with you the results of the medication take back event this past Saturday, April 26th , 2014 at the DPW (Department of Public Works) in Muskegon. The program collected of over 1,965 pounds of medication and 417 pounds of sharps from more than 219 participants. This event was coordinated with the DEA's National Take Back event and Muskegon County's Recycling & Collection Event.
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 – Muskegon County's DPW and their staff. They were great to work with and we appreciated their hospitality.
An overwhelming 7 tons (14,259 pounds) of medications have been safely destroyed to date. The program is making an impact and a change in behavior for our area residents on how they dispose of their medications and sharps. According to the survey's completed by residents dropping off meds and sharps – 47% now use the Medication Disposal Program to safely dispose. We still have work to do as many are still disposing via their trash/toilet or sink drain.
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!
City of Muskegon Police Department
Lakeshore Health Network
Mercy Health Partners
Mercy Health Partners’ Retail Pharmacies
Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office
Coalition for a Drug Free
Norton Shores Fire Department
Norton Shores Police 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!