Don’t forget: Clean out your medicine cabinet Saturday

April 27, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Spring cleaning isn’t just for dust and grime — medicine cabinets need it too, especially in the face of a growing epidemic of misused prescription drugs such as opioid painkillers.

On Saturday, April 28, Michigan residents in 16 counties will get a chance to get opioids and other unused and expired prescription medicines out of their medicine cabinets through 27 simultaneous events.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., hospitals, pharmacies, community organizations and police departments around the state will take unneeded medications back at the locations listed below.

The statewide effort is made possible by local partnerships with the U-M Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan-OPEN).

Michigan-OPEN has created a free manual to help groups hold community opioid and medication take-back events, and provide a safe process for disposing of unused medications in order to protect communities, children and the environment.

The April 28 medication take-back events will be held at:

Calhoun County:

Battle Creek: Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, 300 North Avenue

Clinton County:

Clinton: Village of Clinton Police Department, 322 E. Michigan Avenue

Genesee County:

Flint: Powers Catholic High School 1505 W Court Street

 Jackson County:

Jackson: Center for Family Health, 505 N Jackson Street

Kalamazoo County:

Kalamazoo: Bronson Methodist Hospital 601 John Street

Keweenaw County:

Eagle River: Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Department 5105 4th Street

Lapeer County:

Lapeer: Lapeer Police Station, 2300 W. Genesee Street

Livingston County:

Pinckney: Pinckney Town Square Park, East Main Street

Macomb County:

Roseville: The American House East 18760 13 Mile Road

Macomb: Beaumont Medical Center – Macomb, 15979 Hall Road (northeast parking lot)

Monroe County:

Monroe: Promedica Regional Hospital, 718 North Macomb Street

Oakland County:

Royal Oak: Beaumont Hospital Administration Building, 3535 West 13 Mile Road

Wixom: Wixom City Hall, 49045 Pontiac Trail

Commerce Township: Westlake Health Campus, 6000 Walled Lake Villa Drive

Pontiac: St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, 44405 Woodward Avenue

Ottawa County:

Holland: Walgreens, 494 Butternut Drive

Saginaw County:

Saginaw: Covenant Healthcare 700 Cooper Street

Van Buren County:

South Haven: Shoreline Wellness & Rehab Center, 950 S Bailey Avenue

Mattawan: Antwerp Township Activity Center, 24821 Front Avenue

Washtenaw County:

Ann Arbor:  St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, 2270 East Stadium Boulevard

Chelsea: Chelsea Retirement Community, 805 W. Middle Street

Ypsilanti: West Willow Community Resource Center, 2057 Tyler Road

Wayne County:

Livonia: New Oakland Family Center 31500 Schoolcraft Road

Wayne: Beaumont Hospital, 33155 Annapolis Street

Clinton: Village of Clinton Police Department, 322 East Michigan Avenue

Dearborn: Beaumont Hospital, 18101 Oakwood Blvd., Fitzgerald Pavilion entrance

Flat Rock: Flat Rock Towers Co-op, 28744 Telegraph Road

For more information, click here.