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

POD drugsUnfortunately, 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


Items Accepteddrugs smaller

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

Items NOT Accepted

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


POD Box Funding Provided By:
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
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

POD Working Group Partners:
HARBOR Inc., Emmet County DPW, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, McLaren Northern Michigan, The Michigan State Police, Prescription Services Pharmacy, Charlevoix County Recycling Program, Charlevoix County Conservation District, Northwest Michigan Community Health Agency, Charlevoix Area Hospital, Charlevoix County Commissioners, County Commission on Aging, Central Drug Store, 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, and Tuscarora Township Police Department