Open Community Workers
Permanent medication disposal boxes provide a safe and effective method for disposing of opioids and other medications to prevent misuse or diversion. This guide provides instructions on how to implement a disposal box, including financing, governance, education, and evaluation.
Unsure of the best way to dispose of your needles, lancets, or liquid opioids? Check out our handy stock-card with tips and resources.
This poster, when placed in exam rooms, will facilitate discussion on the safe disposal of unused opioids. Additionally, two QR codes link to OPEN’s patient education brochure and map of permanent disposal locations.
Learn how to safely store and dispose of your opioids, including:
- How to use Michigan OPEN’s Take Back Map to find an authorized disposal location in your community
Our free, downloadable guide outline each step of the Medication Take Back Event planning process from start to finish, along with a timeline and sample budget