Dispose of Drugs: POD Drop-Off Boxes in Emmet County


Unfortunately, drugs can not currently be collected for redistribution or recycling. But northern Michigan is fortunate to have the best available legal option: drop-off boxes at area law enforcement agencies.

Drop-off boxes are available year-round during regular public hours. For information on drug disposal options in other counties, visit the PillsInThePod.com.

City of Petoskey Department of Public Safety

West Station–Bay Harbor
3625 Charlevoix Avenue
Petoskey, MI 49770

City of Petoskey Department of Public Safety

City Hall Lobby
101 East Lake Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, Downtown Petoskey

Jeffery P. Bodzick Administrative Office and Correctional Facility (Jail Entrance)
450 Bay Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, M-119

Richard L. Zink Law Enforcement Center
3460 Harbor-Petoskey Road
Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Harbor Springs Police Department

170 Zoll Street
Harbor Springs, MI 49770

Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Police Department

Administration Building
911 Spring Street, Petoskey MI 49770


  • Liquid Medications, well sealed or in a plastic bag, please
  • Medicated Ointments and Lotions
  • Nutritional Supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbs)
  • Pet Medicines
  • Over-the-Counter Medicines
  • Prescription Drugs, including controlled substances


  • NO IV Bags
  • NO Thermometers
  • NO Hydrogen Peroxide
  • NO Bloody or Infectious Waste
  • NO Aerosol Cans
  • NO Needles, Lancets or Pen Needles (No sharps of any kind)

POD Box Funding Provided By

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
Charlevoix County Community Foundation
Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation
Dole Family Foundation
Emmet County Household Chemical Drop-off
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP)
Petoskey Rotary Club Charities, Inc.
Burt Lake Preservation Association
Mullet Lake Area Preservation Society
Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office

POD Working Group Partners

  • Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
  • H.A.R.B.O.R. Inc.
  • Emmet County Household Chemical Drop-off Program/Dept. of Public Works
  • McLaren Northern Michigan
  • Charlevoix County Conservation District
  • Northwest Michigan Community Health Agency
  • Munson Health Care, Charlevoix Hospital
  • County Commissions on Aging
  • Central Drug Store
  • The Michigan State Police
  • Antrim County Sheriff’s Office
  • Boyne City Police Department
  • Charlevoix County Sheriff’s Office
  • City of East Jordan Police Department
  • City of Petoskey Department of Public Safety
  • Cheboygan County Sheriff Department
  • Cheboygan Department of Public Safety
  • Elk Rapids Police Department
  • Emmet County Sheriff’s Office
  • Harbor Springs Police Department
  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Police
  • Mackinaw City Police Department
  • Tuscarora Township Police Department