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Properly disposing unused and unwanted medications helps to protect the environment. It also helps to protect our community against prescription abuse, addiction, and accidental or intentional overdose.
Red Med Box is an easy and secure way to dispose of your unused or expired medication. The Red Med Boxes are located at area law enforcement buildings, which means you can now drop off prescriptions that are considered controlled substances. 

What NOT to do

  • Flush down the toilet

  • Pour down the drain

  • Throw in the garbage

  • Give to another person

What can happen

  • Pollution in our Great Lakes

  • Adverse affects on wildlife

  • Contaminated water supplies

  • Prescription drug abuse

  • Overdoses

  • Theft from home or trash

Red Med Box will accept

  • Expired and unused medications

  • Over the Counter medications

  • Antibiotics/steroids

  • Cold and flu medications

  • Vitamins and herbal supplements

  • Medication samples

  • Pet Medications

  • Medicated ointment/lotion/drops

  • Unopened Epi-Pens

  • Liquid medications

Red Med Box will NOT accept

  • Needles/lancets/syringes

  • Thermometers

  • IV bags

  • Bloody or infectious waste

  • Hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, etc.

  • Business waste

  • Empty containers

  • Personal care products

  • Used Epi-Pens

  • Aerosol cans

  • Electronic devices (diabetes testers, etc.)

  • Inhalers

For a list of Controlled Substances click the link below: 

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