SAFE medication drug disposal event: Thursday September 18, 2014

College of Pharmacy

The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, the Yellow Jug Old Drugs® program, and Village Apothecary Pharmacy will host a drug disposal event on Thursday, September 18, 2014 for faculty, staff and students to safely and properly dispose of unused and unwanted medications.

Yellow Jug Old Drugs program

Medicines are the number one cause of poisoning in children. Improper drug disposal can harm the environment and create the opportunity for illegal use. Medicines have been found in water supplies, and discarded medications can be retrieved from the trash by those who would abuse or sell them.

Bring unused, unneeded, or expired medications to the September 18 event for environmentally responsible and secure disposal.

ACCEPTED ITEMS UNACCEPTED ITEMS
  • Prescription & OTC
    medications
  • Medication samples
  • Vitamins
  • Ointments & lotions
  • Inhalers
  • Antibiotics
  • Steroids
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Controlled medications
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cosmetics, hair care or
    personal care products
  • Hydrogen peroxide or
    rubbing alcohol
  • Aerosol cans
  • Bloody or infectious
    waste
  • Tobacco

Do NOT put medications down the toilet or sink!

  • Leave medication in original containers
  • Remove or black out any personal information
    on label
  • Make sure drug name is still visible
  • Take unused medication to the drug disposal event on September 18 or to pharmacies with a
    drug disposal program

For more information or to support safe medication disposal, visit www.greatlakescleanwater.org or call
(989) 736-8179.

 

2014 Safe Medication Disposal Event

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Ingalls Mall (near Rackham Auditorium) on the U-M Ann Arbor central campus
Hosted by: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Yellow Jug Old Drugs®, and Village Apothecary Pharmacy

Click here to download a flyer.

Medication Disposal Event