Waste Medications Collection Waiver

If your organization wants to hold a one-day collection event or install a permanent kiosk, you need to apply for a waiver.
Most applications are approved within one week or less.

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The Details

What you need

Before collecting waste medications from private residents, your municipality or organization needs to apply for a waiver from state hazardous waste management requirements.

How to apply

Scan and email your completed waiver application as an attachment to: fabien.campbell@state.ma.us

Next steps

  1. Complete a Waiver Application

    Use the applicable form below to

    • Participate in the next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day or hold another one-time collection event, or
    • Establish a permanent collection kiosk at a local police station, or
    • Establish a permanent collection kiosk in a retail or hospital/clinic-based pharmacy.

    Note: You may fill out and save Microsoft Word forms on your computer. PDF versions have to be printed out and completed by hand.

  2. Submit Your Application to MassDEP

    Scan your signed waiver application form and email it as an attachment to: fabien.campbell@state.ma.us



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