Drug Drop Box

The Police Department has joined resources with Ionia County in participating in the national prescription drug take back.

The drug drop box is available to Portland area residents Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. The drop box is located inside the secured police department building. In order to drop off prescription drugs please visit the police department entry way, call us by using the phone located next to the front door and someone will let you inside to take and dispose of your drugs.

The following items are accepted:
  • Prescriptions
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Medication samples
  • Medication for pets
  • Liquid medications contained in a leak proof container
The following items are NOT accepted:
  • Ointments
  • Lotions
  • Needles (sharps)
  • Thermometers
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Medications from businesses/clinics/pharmacies/hospitals
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Aerosol cans
  • Inhalers
  • Liquid medications
The goal of this project is to get unused and expired prescriptions and medications out of the medicine cabinet in hopes of reducing the risk of abuse or theft, in addition to keeping medications out of our water and waste treatment systems.

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