Drug Collection

Please note: This service may be temporarily suspended due to pandemic protocols.

The drug collection service is intended to reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in residents' homes and decrease prescription drug abuse, which has soared in recent years, especially among teenagers. More than 70% of teenagers say it is easy to get prescription drugs from their parents' medicine cabinets, according to a 2014 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids study.

This service will also help the City of Plymouth prevent the contamination of local landfills and water supplies from unused medication.

The City of Plymouth's Drug Collection Unit site is open to the public, on the main floor of City Hall, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked. Please stop at the Police counter to check in your items for disposal.


Please place PILLS ONLY in either pill bottles (with or without labels) or plastic bags before bringing them to the collection unit. This is for the safety of all concerned and to keep the potential for dangerous contamination or spilling of items to a minimum when the collection container is emptied.

If you have any questions regarding this program contact the City of Plymouth Police Department at (734) 453-1234 ext. 219.

Please visit the Michigan DEQ website for information about the safe disposal of sharps.