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Medication Disposal Event at the Capitol

  • 100 North Capitol Avenue Lansing, MI, 48933 United States (map)

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019

Medications can be dropped off from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A press conference is typically held at 11 a.m.

Michigan State Capitol, south lawn, Lansing, Mich.  Click here to get directions to the Capitol building.

Drop-off Instructions

Keep pharmaceuticals in their original container since the labels may contain safety information. In addition, the container is chemically compatible, and caps are typically water tight and child proof. Scratch out, cover with tape or use permanent marker to make personal information unreadable. Medications can be dropped off at the tent on the south Capitol lawn or there will be a drop-off tent located at Capitol Avenue and Michigan Avenue for your convenience.

Acceptable Items:

  • Controlled substance medications/narcotics

  • Eye drops

  • Inhalers

  • Insulin

  • Medicated ointments/lotions

  • Medication samples

  • Medications from individuals/households

  • Over-the-counter medications

  • Pet medications

  • Prescription medications

  • Vitamins/supplements

Items Not Accepted:

  • Hazardous pharmaceuticals

  • Hazardous materials

  • Injectables

  • Medical/infectious waste

  • Medications from hospitals/health facilities

  • Needles/syringes

For a list of sharps collection programs in Michigan, please visit the Department of Environmental Quality website.

Additional Event Information

The Medication Disposal Event @ the Capitol is held in conjunction with MPA's annual Pharmacy Day at the Capitol, an event designed to educate legislators and their staffs on the vital role pharmacists play on the healthcare team. Volunteers pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have one-on-one time during wellness demonstrations with Michigan's lawmakers to discuss important pharmacy issues and provide expertise in the following areas:

  • Blood glucose monitoring

  • Blood pressure monitoring

  • Collaborative practice

  • Compounding

  • Emergency preparedness

  • Healthy lifestyle practices

  • Immunizations

  • Pharmacist and pharmacy technician education and training

  • Point-of-care testing

Earlier Event: September 14
Mayors' Grand River Cleanup
Later Event: September 19
Watershed Jamboree