Unwanted Medication Disposal
Unwanted Medication Drop Off
Clean out your medicine cabinet before someone does! The number 1 place teens say they start experimenting with drugs is from his or her medicine cabinet or the cabinet of a friend.
Now located at the Lowell Police Department. PILLS only, no sharps or liquids. Please take pills out of bottles and place in a sandwhich sized zip-locked baggie no larger than two pieces of bread. The baggie must be sealed and fit into a slot that is about 1 1/4 inches thick.
This kiosk is a secured, locked receptacle designed to be a collection point for the unwanted medications. There is a slot on the front that is capable of accepting sealed plastic bags containing pills ONLY. NO liquids or sharps may be deposited into this kiosk. Remove the pills from the prescription bottles and seal them in a plastic sandwich size “ZipLock” bag before arriving at the LPD. You can bring multiple baggies but each bag CAN NOT BE thicker than 1 1/4 inches (an average sandwich) or it will not fit into the slot. Please be sure the bag is completely sealed. To assure the seal will not break please use tape to reinforce the seal. The police will not be supplying materials for the disposal of unwanted medications and you can NOT package the meds in the lobby. The pills should be ready for immediate deposit into the kiosk upon arrival to the station lobby. Bring the bottles with you in the event you happen to get pulled over on the way to the station.
National Take Back
The DEA holds "National Take Back Initiatives" twice a year. Visit the DEA web page to find a location near you.
Household Hazardous Waste Days
The Solid Waste and Recycling Office holds two days a year to dispose of multiple types of hazardous waste including prescription medication. Please call Gunther Wellenstein at 978-674-1081 for more details. You can also sign up for email alerts directly from web page.