Thursday, April 22, 2021

Spring cleaning should include expired, unused medications

The Northville Township Police Department has a tip for spring cleaning: Do not forget the medicine cabinet.

Police recommend disposal of all expired or unused medications and have partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 24.  

Too often unwanted prescription drugs are misused in the wrong hands, officials advised and urged residents to bring expired, unused prescription pills - safely and anonymously - for disposal to Public Safety Headquarters, 41600 Six Mile Road.  Liquids, needles or sharps, however, cannot be accepted, only pills or patches. 

The service is free and participants should remove all personal information, including labels, from drug containers. 

For more information, contact the Northville Township Police Department at (248) 349-9400 with questions. 

Unwanted prescription drugs are also accepted in the main lobby of the township police department 24 hours each day, seven days a week