Medication Disposal

Safely disposing of unused or expired medication protects you, your family, and the ecosystem. Here’s how you can safely dispose of your unwanted medication (including prescriptions, vitamins, and over-the-counter medications):

1. Request a medication mailer. You can drop your medications into a pre-paid envelope, seal it, and drop in any mailbox – no postage required!  Email or call Tali Schiller ( | 617-665-3872) to request a free envelope.

2. Drop them off anytime at your local police department. A medication drop-box is available 24/7 in the front lobby.

Medication and Syringe Disposal: 
Cambridge Police Department

125 Sixth St.
Cambridge, MA

Everett Police Department

45 Elm St.
Everett, MA 02149

Everett Health Department

484 Broadway
Everett, MA 02149

(Available during City Hall Hours only)

Somerville Public Safety Building

220 Washington St.
Somerville, MA 02143

Watertown Police Station 

552 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Syringe Disposal Only:

Windsor Street Care Center

119 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Cambridge Needle Exchange

359 Green Street
Cambridge, MA 02139