This year, Saturday April 29th is recognized as National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Properly disposing excess medications helps protect the public safety and health of your community. Studies have shown that the presence of pharmaceuticals in our surface and groundwater can have a negative impact on the aquatic ecosystem, including fish, birds, and other wildlife. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recommends disposing of medications to keep them out of the environment to protect our natural resources.
Getting rid of unused medications also reduces the risk of addiction and accidental overdose.The city of Ludington’s Police Department has a “Prescription Medication Collection Program” where residents can bring unused, expired and unneeded prescription medication to the department for free disposal. To find out more information regarding the prescription medication collection program contact the Ludington Police Department at 231-843-3425.