In the first three months of 2012, the Red Med Box program collected 587 lbs. of out-dated and unwanted medications from local residents. This collection total represents approximately 250,000 pills.
According to Sheriff Richard C. Fuller III, "This is a tremendous result in such a short period of time. With the Red Med Box, we have made disposal of unwanted medications both safe and convenient. And most importantly, we are making sure these drugs don't end up in the wrong hands."
The Red Med Box program was inaugurated October 27, 2011 at four police departments in Kalamazoo County. Each department has a secured drop box in the police department lobby and is available during normal business hours. Red Med Boxes are located at:
1. Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm 269.337.8101