Nov 9, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EGLE map, new video offer safe household medication disposal options
Permanent Medication Collection Boxes
What is it? Red Med Box is an easy and secure way to dispose of your unused or expired medication.
Properly disposing unused and unwanted medications helps to protect the environment. It also helps to protect our community against prescription abuse, addiction, and accidental or intentional overdose. Red Med Boxes are located at many area law enforcement buildings and pharmacies (see list below), which means you can now drop off prescriptions that are considered controlled substances. Click here for a list of common controlled substances.
What NOT to do
What can happen
Red Med Box WILL Accept
Red Med Box will NOT accept
What happens to medications when dropped in the Red Med Boxes?
In Van Buren County, the meds are picked up by the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic’s Unit to be destroyed.
In Cass County, the meds are picked up by local Police Departments to be destroyed.
Red Med Boxes Locations
Cass County Sheriff’s Office Lobby
321 N M62 Hwy, Cassopolis
Open 24 hrs.
Dowagiac Police Department
241 S. Front St., Dowagiac,
Mon – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
56151 M-51, Dowagiac,
6 a.m. to midnight (seven days a week)
Edwardsburg Police Department
26296 E. Main, Edwardsburg,
Mom, Tue, Wed, Thurs.: 8:30 a.m. – 2:20 p.m.,
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Pokagon Tribal Health Center
58620 Sink Road, Dowagiac
Mon, Tue, Wed, Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Silver Creek Township Hall
32764 Dixon St. Dowagiac
Tues and Thur.:9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00am to 1:00 pm
Van Buren County
Mark McCulfor, D/Lt.
Narcotics Investigative Division
Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office
205 South Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Phone: 269-657-3101 Ext. 3402
Click here to send an email.