Proper disposal of medication keeps our communities safe and healthy.

Sparrow has placed permanent medication disposal bins at seven of our locations throughout Mid-Michigan. The Medication Disposal Program provides an easy way for Patients and community members to properly dispose of excess medications.

Proper disposal of medications helps reduce:
» contamination of our landfills and water sources.
» misuse and abuse of opioid prescriptions, which can lead to addiction.

Just follow a few simple steps for safe and convenient disposal of over-the-counter and prescription medications you no longer need or use.

Using the Medication Disposal Program Bins

  • Ensure all medications are in a sealed container or plastic bag.
  • If using an original prescription bottle, please remove any personal information.
  • Place the medications into the Sparrow Medical Disposal Program bin. 

Accepted Medications

  • Tablets (prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and pet/veterinary medications)
  • Liquids
  • Creams/ointments
  • Inhalers

Prohibited Materials

  • Needles and sharps
  • Non-pharmaceutical items, such as medical equipment
  • Illegal drugs


Carson City
Sparrow Carson Apothecary Shoppe
245 S. Second Street
989.584.3272

Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday | 9 a.m. to noon
Sunday | Closed

Grand Ledge
Sparrow Pharmacy Plus
1015 Charlevoix Drive
517.627.1670

Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday | Closed

Ionia
Sparrow Ionia Hospital
Emergency Department Entrance
3565 S. State Road
616.523.1470

Monday – Sunday | Open 24 hours

Lansing
Sparrow Health Center Lansing
Sparrow Pharmacy Plus
2909 E. Grand River Avenue
517.364.8640

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m.to 6 p.m.
Saturday | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday | Closed

Sparrow Professional Building
Sparrow Pharmacy Plus  
1200 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 310
517.364.5380

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday | Closed

Sparrow Hospital
Outpatient Pharmacy

1215 E. Michigan Ave.
517.364.2405

*available 6/19/19
Monday – Sunday | Open 24 hours*

St. Johns
Sparrow Clinton Medical Building
Sparrow Clinton Pharmacy
901 S. Oakland Street
989.224.8155

*available 6/19/19
 Monday – Friday | 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.