Medical Waste

Household Chemical Collections

Pills, liquid medications, aerosol meds, patches, and needles/sharps are accepted at the annual Berrien County Household Chemical Collections.

Unwanted / Outdated Pills & Liquid Medications

Berrien County Sheriff's Department has a permanent medical waste drop box inside lobby. It accepts pills and liquid medications. Liquid medications must have a tight fitting cap to prevent spillage.

Unwanted / Outdated Pills Only

Home medical waste is not regulated under the Michigan Medical Waste Management Act, therefore common sense and caution should guide individuals in the safe disposal of home medical waste. Do not flush medical waste. Needles or sharps, old prescription medicine, etc. can be disposed of properly using the various methods listed.

Needles & Sharps

Pill Bottle Collection

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Baroda is collecting empty pill bottles for the Malawi Project. They are asking residents to collect their empty pill bottles, remove the labels, and drop the bottles (with lid attached) in the collection box near the main entrance at the Church. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to Noon and Sunday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. If removing the labels is troublesome, the Youth Group can assist with label removal before the bottles are shipped to the Malawi Project. Do not drop off medications. This project collects empty pill bottles only. Learn more on the Malawi Project website or call the Church at 269-422-1449.