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Unwanted / Outdated Pills & Liquid Medications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Unwanted / Outdated Pills Only
- Berrien Springs/Oronoko Township Police Department
- Buchanan City Police Department: Pill drop-box in lobby
- Buffalo Drugs: No controlled substances.
- Chikaming Township Police Department: Pill drop box in lobby.
- Coloma Charter Township Police Department: Pill drop-box in lobby.
- Health Care Provider: check with your health care provider for other available collection options.
- Lakeland Community Hospital Pharmacy - Niles
- Lakeland Community Hospital Pharmacy - St. Joseph
- Lakeland Pharmacy Shoppe
- New Buffalo City Police Department: Pill drop box inside lobby.
- Niles City Police Department: Pill drop box inside lobby.
- Van's Pharmacy: No controlled substances.
- Walgreens: Safe medical waste kiosks are located near the Pharmacy counter at the St. Joseph Walgreens Pharmacy and Niles Walgreens Pharmacy.
- Watervliet City Police Department: Pill drop-box in lobby.
- The Drug Enforcement Agency periodically partners with local law enforcement agencies for pill drop-off collections.
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
- Berrien County Household Chemical Collection Events: sharps/needles must be in a puncture proof container. Please label the container with the word "Sharps" or "Needles." This collection program is free to Berrien County residents.
- Republic Services Sharps Mail-In Disposal Program
- Stericycle Sharps Container Mail Back Program
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.