Safe Medication Disposal Event, October 6, 2015

Safe medication disposal event on campus October 6, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization present Yellow Jug Old Drugs®, a medication disposal event on October 6, 2015 to help the community dispose of unused and unneeded medicines in a safe and environmentally responsible way.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, more than 60,000 children are treated in the emergency room each year after accidentally ingesting prescription or over-the-counter medicines. Improper drug disposal can harm the environment, poison wildlife and create the opportunity for illegal use. To provide a means for proper disposal of unused medicines and help promote safe medication disposal practices in the community, U-M College of Pharmacy students team with the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization twice each year to host safe medication disposal events on the U-M Ann Arbor campus.

The service is free and open to the public. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs in the form of pills, ointments, liquids and lotions are accepted and deposited into the Yellow Jug Old Drugs containers. The containers and contents are then picked up and transported to a high temperature Incinerator for secure and assured destruction. 

Bring unused, unneeded, or expired medications to the event for environmentally responsible and secure disposal. View a list of accepted and unaccepted items.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Drive up or walk up to the south side of N. University Avenue next to the Chemistry Building on the Ann Arbor Central Campus.

For more information, visit the College of Pharmacy. To learn about safe medication disposal, visit Yellow Jug Old Drugs Program, or call the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization at (989)736-8179.