Marquette County
Solid Waste Management Authority

Our Solution

Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority (MCSWMA) was awarded a D.E.Q. grant to start a household medication collection program in Marquette County.  With grant funding, we have added three collections points to the county by installing drug-collection boxes at the Forsyth Township, Chocolay Township, and City of Negaunee police stations. Marquette County residents can drop-off medications at any of our drop-off locations at no charge!

Look for this box at any of Marquette County’s participating Police Departments!

  • City of Negaunee Police
  • City of Marquette Police
  • Chocolay Township Police
  • City of Ishpeming Police
  • Forsyth Township Police
  • Michigan State Police


Accepted: Prescription and over-the-counter PILL medication ONLY!


Not Accepted: Vitamins, Liquids, Patches, Syringes, or Bandages



Additional resources about safe opioid use, storage, and disposal can be found online at:


DEQ Drug Disposal Information

Check out the NEW Household Drug Take Back Map to find a Location or Event Near You!

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