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 substancesdrugs-smaller


  • 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:

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