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Dispose of Meds Safely on Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea hospital has partnered with the Chelsea Police Department, the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, and Chelsea Retirement Community to bring this event to Chelsea.

Do you have unused medications lying around at home? You are the first line of defense against medicine abuse! Most teens who abuse medicine say they get it from friends or family medicine cabinets. Do not flush any medicines! Dispose of your unused medications safely, without impacting our drinking water, by dropping them off on Take-Back Day.

Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 27 from 9am to 1pm at the Chelsea Retirement Community, 805 W. Middle St. in Chelsea. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal – free of charge.

Accepted medications for disposal:

  • Prescription medications in tablet form
  • Controlled substances in tablet form
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Syringes

Unacceptable medications for disposal:

  • Liquids
  • Inhalers
  • Patches