The Plymouth County Prescription Medication Disposal Program

Prescription Drug Abuse is a growing problem in our communities.

Under the federal Safe and Secure Disposal Act of 2010,
communities are now required to offer residents,
a method to collect and dispose of unused
or expired prescription medication in a legal,
secure and environmentally safe manner.

30 Police Departments and Campus Police Departments across Plymouth County now offer free, anonymous disposal of unused or expired medications that you no longer need.   Med Return Boxes are located in the police department lobbies, and are accessible 24 hours a day.  There is no fee involved for the disposal.   You do not need to be a resident of the town to use this service.  If your Police Department does not have a Med Return Box, please use the location nearest to you.   Medications should be discarded in their original packaging.  Please blackout any personal information on the label.

Click here for information regarding the safe and secure disposal
of sharps in Massachusetts

Participating Police Departments

  • Abington Police Department
  • Bridgewater Police Department
  • Bridgewater State University Campus Police Department
  • Carver Police Department
  • Duxbury Police Department
  • East Bridgewater Police Department
  • Halifax Police Department
  • Hanover Police Department
  • Hanson Police Department
  • Hingham Police Department
  • Hull Police Department
  • Kingston Police Department
  • Lakeville Police Department
  • Marion Police Department
  • Marshfield Police Department
  • Massasoit Community College Campus Police Department-Brockton Campus
  • Mattapoisett Police Department
  • Middleboro Police Department
  • Norwell Police Department
  • Pembroke Police Department
  • Plymouth Police Department
  • Plympton- Use Carver Police Department
  • Rochester Police Department
  • Rockland Police Department
  • Scituate Police Department
  • Stonehill College Campus Police Department
  • Wareham Police Department
  • West Bridgewater Police Department
  • Whitman Police Department

Acceptable Medications

  • Pills, Capsules and Patches
  • Prescription Medications
  • Prescription Ointments
  • Liquid Medicines in unbreakable, leakproof containers
  • Over the Counter Medications
  • Vitamins
  • Pet Medications

Unacceptable Medications

  • Syringes
  • Needles
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Inhalers
  • Medical Devices
  • Thermometers
  • IV Bags
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Non-Prescription liquids, ointments and lotions
  • Other Non-Pharmeceutical Waste

The Prescription Medication Disposal Program is a collaborative effort between the District Attorney´s Office, The Sheriff´s Department, The Police Chiefs of Plymouth County, The Department of Public Health´s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and Covanta Energy.

Plymouth County District Attorney´s Office
166 Main Street
Brockton, MA 02301