McLaren Northern Michigan to Host Needle Drop-Off

For those with the medical need, getting rid of used needles can be a little difficult, but McLaren Northern Michigan is here to help.

From 9am to 1pm Saturday, those with needles to dispose of can stop by the circle drive at McLaren in Petoskey.

They say you should not throw used needles in the trash or in a recycling bin.

They will then properly dispose of all needles, and give out free supplies to allow you to properly store needle waste at home.

“There’s no place for people to take their used needles, and people don’t know what to do with them, so this gives a safe, proper way to dispose of those, it’s a big need,” said Cheryl Chisholm, pharmacy technician at McLaren Northern Michigan.

McLaren Northern Michigan hosts needle drop offs throughout the year. For a full list of dates and locations click here.