To find a participating pharmacy, click here for Yellow Jugs Old Drugs ® pharmacy location map or phone 989-736-8179.
Yellow Jug Old Drugs ® is a program operated by Great Lakes Clean Water Organization to collect and properly dispose of unwanted/unused drugs in a safe and approved manner to help keep our water clean.
To help, bring in unused/unwanted/expired drugs to your local participating pharmacy for proper disposal. Both prescription and over-the-counter drugs are accepted – pills, ointments, liquids and creams. THIS SERVICE IS FREE.
The Yellow Jug Old Drugs ® containers and contents are picked up at pharmacies and are then transported to a Waste-to-Energy facility for secure and assured destruction.
As of May 2014, we have collected and properly disposed of 49.77 tons of drug waste.
The program began in Michigan in April 2009 and is now available state-wide.
In February 2012 pharmacies in Illinois and Wisconsin started providing the program. In June 2014 pharmacies in Indiana began providing the program.
Our goal is to have the Yellow Jug Old Drugs program available in all Great Lakes states by 2015.
For more information on the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization and our Yellow Jugs Old Drugs ® program, check out our youtube channel.