The Big Red Barrel Program is designed to reduce misuse of prescription drugs in a community by proactive collection and disposal through safe means, utilizing a local “drop-off barrel” point. The barrels are permanent units located at police stations, and allow community members to properly dispose of their unused, unwanted or expired medication for free.
All medication is then collected and transported by law enforcement officials, and disposed of in an environmentally safe, EPA-approved manner. Pharmaceutically-controlled substances are accepted including, but not limited to, OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet. No questions will be asked.
You can bring your unused, expired, or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter pills, in their original containers, to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Station in the lower level of the Manchester Village Office, 912 City Road. The hours for drop-off are: 8am-4:30pm M-F, and during library hours). Medications are placed in bags provided on-site. Bags are then sealed and put into the Big Red Barrel. Please do not place any containers with personal information in the bag. No sharps or liquids are accepted.