Date: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020
Time: Medication dropp off is 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Press conference is 11 a.m.
Location: Michigan State Capitol, south lawn, Lansing, Mich. Click here to get directions to the Capitol building.
Drop-off Instructions: Keep pharmaceuticals in their original container since the labels may contain safety information. In addition, the container is chemically compatible, and caps are typically water tight and child proof. Scratch out, cover with tape or use permanent marker to make personal information unreadable. Medications can be dropped off at the tent on the south Capitol lawn or there will be a drop-off tent located at Capitol Avenue and Michigan Avenue for your convenience.
- Controlled substance medications/narcotics
- Eye drops
- Medicated ointments/lotions
- Medication samples
- Medications from individuals/households
- Over-the-counter medications
- Pet medications
- Prescription medications
Items Not Accepted:
- Hazardous pharmaceuticals
- Hazardous materials
- Medical/infectious waste
- Medications from hospitals/health facilities
For a list of sharps collection programs in Michigan, please visit the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.
Additional Event Information: The Medication Disposal Event @ the Capitol is held in conjunction with MPA's annual Pharmacy Day at the Capitol, an event designed to educate legislators and their staffs on the vital role pharmacists play on the healthcare team. Volunteers pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have one-on-one time during wellness demonstrations with Michigan's lawmakers to discuss important pharmacy issues and provide expertise.