SAFELY DISPOSE OF USED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AS PART OF TAKE BACK DAY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021 FROM 10 AM UNTIL 2 PM AT AREA LOCATIONS
The Macomb County Community Mental Health Office of Substance Abuse (MCOSA) encourages Metro Detroiters to participate in safe prescription drug disposal through the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Prescription Drug Take Back Day, this Saturday, October 23, 2021. The DEA partners with local law enforcement and area businesses safely collect and dispose of tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Liquids, syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs are not be accepted. DEA also accepts vaping devices and cartridges, as long as any lithium batteries are removed.
Safe disposal is vital to combating drug misuse; studies have found that a majority of abused prescription drugs are accessed through family and friends. Disposing of unused medications at these drop off sites, or with local law enforcement throughout the year is also safer for the environment; as flushing medications down the toilet or sink may contaminate the water supply.
Local Drop off locations include:
Beaumont Sterling Heights Family Medicine Center 44250 Dequindre, Sterling Height
Center Line Department of Public Safety 7070 E 10 Mile Rd, Center Line
Chesterfield Twp Police Department 46525 Continental Drive, New Baltimore
Clinton Township Police Department 37985 S. Groesbeck Hwy, Clinton Twp
Elks Lodge 25950 Schoenherr, Warren
Fraser Department of Public Safety 33000 Garfield Rd, Fraser
Kroger 22801 Harper Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48080
Macomb Community College Center Campus 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township
Macomb Community College South Campus 14500 Twelve Mile,Warren
Macomb County Sheriff Office 43565 Elizabeth Rd, Mt Clemens
New Baltimore Police Department 37885 Green St., New Baltimore
Romeo Police Department 121 West St Clair Street, Romeo
Roseville Police Department 29753 Gratiot Ave, Roseville
St. Michaels Catholic Church 40501 Hayes, Sterling Heights
Sterling Heights Police Department 40333 Dodge Park Rd, Sterling Heights
United Methodist Church 8650 Canal Rd, Sterling Heights
Walmart 29176 Van Dyke Ave, Warren
Warren Police Department 29900 South Civic Center Blvd, Warren
Warren Police Department Station South 23151 Van Dyke Ave, Warren
Wilson School 58 S. Wilson Blvd, Mt Clemens
Additional locations can be found at: Take Back Day (dea.gov)
Anyone struggling personally with substance use can contact Macomb County Community Mental Health at 855-99-MCCMH or our Crisis line 24 hours per day at 586-307-9100.
Call 855-99-MCCMH (855-996-2264) to schedule an appointment; same day appointments are available. For immediate help, call our Crisis Line 24/7 at 586-307-9100.