Improper disposal of unwanted and expired medicine can pose a significant danger to our Northern Michigan’s waters, community, and families. The best solution is to dispose of old and expired medications is through Northern Michigan’s Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Drop-off (POD) Program.
McLaren Northern Michigan will be hosting a Prescription and Over-the-counter Drug (POD) Drop-off Event at their Petoskey Campus. Use the circle drive across from Johan’s Bakery. In addition to collecting your unwanted and expired medications, this event will also be accepting sharps, cell phones, shoes, eyeglasses, hearing aids.
If you are unable to attend this event, a number of POD Collection boxes are available throughout Northern Michigan to dispose of unwanted and expired medications. For a complete list of locations, drop-off times, and items that are acceptable in POD boxes, visit www.pillsinthepod.com.