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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Pharmaceuticals in our Waters

The Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Drop-Off Program or POD Program is a multicounty-wide medication drug take-back initiative to provide a convenient way for residents to dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications properly. The POD Program includes community collection events in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Emmet Counties. The POD Program also includes permanent collection drop boxes at law enforcement agencies located throughout Northern Michigan. Residents and visitors may safely dispose of prescription, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, and personal care products for free. Controlled substances are accepted at the events and at all collection boxes.

For more information, visit the POD website