- Michigan State Police, Brighton Post
- Fowlerville Police Department
- Hamburg Police Department
- Pinckney Police Department
- The Livingston County Jail
- Unadilla Police Department
- Green Oak Township Police Department
- Brighton Police Department
- Howell Police Department
- Any Michigan State Police Post
To dispose of pills, capsules, tablets, etc:
- Bring pills in their original containers and a resealable plastic baggie to any Big Red Barrel location. (By law, all prescription medication needs to be in its original packaging at all times.)
- Remove pills from their original container and place them into the baggie.
- Seal the baggie and dispose of it into the barrel.
* If you do not have a baggie, please dump pills directly into the barrel.
Congratulations! You’ve properly disposed of your medication!
To dispose of liquid medication:
- Prior to disposal, absorb the liquid medication with a paper towel.
- Place the soaked paper towel into a resealable plastic baggie. Make sure you have the empty bottle on-hand to ensure compliance with federal laws.
- Dispose of the resealable plastic bag into the Big Red Barrel. It is your responsibility to dispose of the empty bottle somewhere other than the Big Red Barrel.
There is a “no questions asked” policy. This program is free and available for all people to use.
Note- Needles or syringes are not accepted. Go to your local pharmacy and purchase a sharps container. These typically cost $6.00. Put your sharps in the container and return them to: St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital Pharmacy; HIV Aids Resource Center (HARC); or Livingston County Solid Waste Management. For additional information about proper needle disposal, visit the Livingston County website