Drug Take Back Program

Community Engagement

Drug Take Back Program 
DRUG TAKE BACK PROGRAM

The Kentwood Police Department recognizes the need for community members to have a secure location to safely dispose of unused and/or unwanted prescription medications.  We continuously accept unused and/or expired prescription medications at the drop off location in the Kentwood Police Department Lobby located at 4742 Walma Ave SE.  You are welcome to bring any unused and/or expired prescription drugs to the lobby for safe disposal during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm.  Please note that we do not accept liquids or sharp objects.  We can direct you to locations that do accept these items. 

By providing a secure location for medication disposal, we can help in reducing the amount of unused and/or expired prescription drugs from being accidentally, or intentionally ingested by children. Moreover, doing so reduces the likelihood that these drugs will be bought and sold illegally and misused.  It additionally reduces disposal into landfills and sewer systems that can be harmful to the environment.

drug take back event: saturday, october 23 2021

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Kentwood Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Kentwood Police Department at 4742 Walma Ave SE Kentwood, MI 49512.  (The department cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 23 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com or Vicki Highland at highlandv@kentwood.us or 616-656-6571.

2021 Drug Take Back Event


VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
VICKI HIGHLAND
PHONE: (616)-656-6571
EMAIL:HIGHLANDV@KENTWOOD.US