Medication Collection Events

The Department of Waste Management in partnership with the Clinton County Sheriff's Office, local law enforcement agencies and other groups offer a number of special collection programs to properly dispose of unwanted and expired medications.

Medication Disposal Events


These special services are offered to safeguard the environment, and also provide legal outlets for the disposal of substances regulated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Residents are encouraged to participate in these events to dispose of medications responsibly. Medications should never be disposed of by flushing or pouring items "down the drain". Most substances are not able to be filtered by water treatment plants. As a result they can end up in surface waters and negatively impact local ecosystems, and possibly affect human health. Landfill disposal has similar challenges. The preferred disposal alternative is through special incineration technologies, which destroy chemical compounds while preventing pollution to the environment.

Additional locations can be found at www.capitalcountiescommit.org.

Don't miss these great opportunities to clean out home medicine cabinets and ensure unwanted pharmaceuticals are managed properly. For more information about any of the events listed below, contact the Department of Waste Management at 989-224-5186 or email.

  • Friday, December 9, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sparrow Clinton Hospital Pharmacy at 901 South Oakland Street in St Johns.  Be sure to black out personal information but leave the drug name visible! Please do not bring needles, epipens, inhalers, aerosols or patches - These items can only be handled at the annual Clean Community & Free For Fall Events.
  • Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center of St Jude's Parish at 801 N. Bridge Street in DeWitt.  Be sure to black out personal information but leave the drug name visible! Please do not bring needles, epipens, inhalers, aerosols or patches - These items can only be handled at the annual Clean Community & Free For Fall Events.
  • Saturday, March 11, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bath Township Senior Center at 14480 Webster Road in Bath.  Be sure to black out personal information but leave the drug name visible! Please do not bring needles, epipens, inhalers, aerosols or patches - These items can only be handled at the annual Clean Community & Free For Fall Events.
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at RecycleRama! Ingham County Health Department at 5303 S Cedar Street in Lansing. Be sure to black out personal information but leave the drug name visible! Please do not bring needles, epipens, inhalers, aerosols or patches - These items can only be handled at the annual Clean Community & Free For Fall Events.
  • Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clean Community Event - an appointment is required to attend and you may register here. Please be sure to black out personal information but leave the drug name visible! We CAN accept used needles, Epi pens, inhalers, aerosols and patches at this event.
  • Friday, June 16, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sparrow Clinton Hospital Pharmacy at 901 South Oakland Street in St Johns.  Be sure to black out personal information but leave the drug name visible! Please do not bring needles, epipens, inhalers, aerosols or patches - These items can only be handled at the annual Clean Community & Free For Fall Events.
  • Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Clinton Community Health Fair at Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizer located at 3055 M-21 in St Johns.  Please do not bring needles, epipens, inhalers, aerosols or patches - These items can only be handled at the annual Clean Community & Free For Fall Events.
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Free For Fall Event at Granger's Facility located at 16980 Wood Road in Lansing.  Please be sure to black out personal information but leave the drug name visible! We CAN accept used needles, Epi pens, inhalers, aerosols and patches at this event. 
  • Friday, December 8, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Sparrow Clinton Hospital Pharmacy at 901 South Oakland Street in St Johns.  Be sure to black out personal information but leave the drug name visible! Please do not bring needles, epipens, inhalers, aerosols or patches - These items can only be handled at the annual Clean Community & Free For Fall Events.
Please remember to black out any personal information on the medication container but leave the drug name visible for the pharmacist.

Sparrow Clinton Hospital Pharmacy


The Sparrow Clinton Hospital Pharmacy in St Johns & Central Pharmacy in Laingsburg can accept all non-controlled pills, tablets and liquids year round, free of charge through the Old Drug Yellow Jug program. Please call 989-224-8155 or 517-651-1777 for details. Residents may purchase a mail back pouch for unwanted medications at most Pharmacies - Please call your local store first for details. Please black out personal information but leave the drug name visible.

Visit the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization website for additional participating locations.