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MARQUETTE COUNTY — The Marquette County Health Department has announced five prescription pill drop off locations in Marquette County. There are 14 safe drop off locations in the Upper Peninsula.

One in four Michigan teens have misused or abused prescription medication. Often times, medications are taken from the home medicine cabinet. Additionally, keeping expired or leftover prescriptions in the home can lead to accidents, overdose, or abuse. 

Drop off locations for Marquette County include state police posts, city police departments, and Marquette County Solid Waste Management. Below is a list of the locations and drop off times:

  • Marquette City Police Department, Open daily, 24 hours per day
  • Chocolay Township Police Department, Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm
  • Negaunee Police Department, Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm
  • Ishpeming Police Department, Monday-Friday, 8 am-4 pm
  • Forsyth Police Department, Monday-Friday, 7 am-3 pm

Safe prescription pill drop off locations reduces contamination of groundwater from flushing pills or burying them in landfills.

Contact Marquette County Solid Waste Management for more information at (906)249-4125.

Law enforcement officers also remind you to always transport medications in their original containers. When arriving at the drop off location you will transfer the pills into a plastic bag before putting them in the drop box.