Sharps and Medical Waste


In Barry County residentially used sharps (syringes and needles) in approved containers can be taken to:

Clearstream Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 
240 E North St, Hastings (map)
Residential only, no businesses.
Please call ahead

Michigan Career and Technical Institute, Health Institute
11611 W. Pine Lake Rd., Plainwell (map)
Residential only, no businesses.
Call ahead between 10:00AM and 4:00PM M-F to schedule drop off


In Barry County expired, unwanted or unused medicines can be taken to:

Barry County Sheriff's Department 
1212 W. State St., Hastings (map)
24 hours/day, 7 days/week

Barry County Sheriff's Department-Middleville
100 E. Main St., Middleville (map)
Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Hastings Police Department
201 E. State St., Hastings (map
Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm 

Nashville Village Police Department
203 N. Main St., Nashville (map)
Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Pharmacy Care Middleville
4625 M-37 Hwy, Middleville (map)
Monday-Friday 9 am - 7 pm
Saturday 9 am - 2 pm

Delton Family Pharmacy
338 N. Grove St., Delton (map)
Monday-Friday 8 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 1 pm 

Hastings Pharmacy
400 W. State St., Hastings (map)
Monday-Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 1 pm

Maple Valley Pharmacy
219 N. Main St., Nashville (map)
Monday-Friday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 1 pm

Barry Township Police Department
11300 S. M-43 Hwy, Delton (map)
Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm



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When medicines are expired or no longer needed, they should be disposed of promptly and properly. Consumers and caregivers should remove expired, unwanted or unused medicines from the home as quickly as possible to help reduce the chance that others accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine.  In addition, disposing of medicines properly aids in reducing the negative impact on our environment. Medicines flushed down the toilet, poured down the drain, or discarded in the trash (ending up in a landfill) can negatively affect our water sources, people, and animals.  

Additional Resources:

National Events
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Visit DEA National Take Back Day for more information.