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Medication Disposal Program

Proper disposal of medication keeps our communities safe and healthy.

UM Health-Sparrow has placed permanent medication disposal bins at seven of our locations throughout Mid-Michigan. The Medication Disposal Program provides an easy way for patients and community members to properly dispose of excess medications. 

Proper disposal of medications helps reduce:
» contamination of our landfills and water sources.
» misuse and abuse of opioid prescriptions, which can lead to addiction.

Just follow a few simple steps for safe and convenient disposal of over-the-counter and prescription medications you no longer need or use. You must bring all medications for disposal into the Pharmacy and place them in the DEA Collection Receptacle yourself. They cannot be dropped off at the drive-thru.

Using the Medication Disposal Program Bins

  • Ensure all medications are in a sealed container or plastic bag.
  • If using an original prescription bottle, please remove any personal information.
  • Place the medications into the UM Health-Sparrow Medical Disposal Program bin. 

Accepted Medications

  • Tablets (prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and pet/veterinary medications)
  • Liquids
  • Creams/ointments
  • Inhalers

Prohibited Materials

  • Needles and sharps
  • Non-pharmaceutical items, such as medical equipment
  • Illegal drugs


Carson City

Pharmacy Plus Carson
245 S 2nd Street
Carson City, MI 48811

Inside the Carson Regional Health Services Building located on the west side of Carson in Carson City.

Phone: 989.584.3272
Fax: 989.584.0541

Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Grand Ledge

1015 Charlevoix Drive
Grand Ledge, MI, 48837

Phone: 517.627.1670
Fax: 517.627.0068

Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Drive-thru closes 15 minutes prior to pharmacy closing)
Saturday | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Drive-thru closes 15 minutes prior to pharmacy closing)


Emergency Department Entrance
3565 S. State Road
Ionia, MI 48846

Phone: 616.523.1470

Monday - Sunday | Open 24 hours


UM Health-Sparrow Health Center
2909 E. Grand River Ave.
Lansing, MI, 48912

Phone: 517.364.8640
Fax: 517.364.8641

Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Drive-thru closes 15 minutes prior to pharmacy closing)
Saturday | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Professional Building
1200 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI, 48912

Phone: 517.364.5380
Fax: 517.364.5387

Monday - Friday | 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

UM Health-Sparrow Hospital
1215 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI  48912

Phone: 517.364.2405

Monday - Sunday | Open 24 hours

St. Johns

St. Johns Medical Building
901 S. Oakland St.
St. Johns, MI 48879

Phone: 989.224.8155
Fax: 989.227.3343

Monday-Friday | 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.