Unwanted Medication and Sharps Disposal Days

The City of Lowell provides an opportunity for residents to drop off unwanted medications and sharps four times per year at its Unwanted Medication and Sharps Disposal Days.

Upcoming Unwanted Medication and Sharps Disposal Day

Our next Unwanted Medication and Sharps Disposal Day will be on Saturday, October 14th, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA.

Past Unwanted Medication and Sharps Disposal Day

We Accept

  • Prescription Medications
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Liquid Medications
  • Inhalers
  • Syringes
  • Lancets
  • Pen and Pump Needles
  • Narcan (Naloxone HCI)
  • Medical Patches

Residential Disposal Only - No commercial disposal.

Additional Tips

Put medications away

  • Place medications in a locked drawer, pouch, cabinet or safe
  • Keep count of the pills in each bottle
  • Ask the parents of your child's friends to safeguard their medications as well

Dispose of medications

  • Bring medications to the Lowell Police Department Drop-off Kiosk at 50 Arcand Drive
  • Participate in the next City of Lowell Unwanted Medication and Sharps Disposal Day 

Go one step further

  • Talk with your doctor about alternative pain management options
  • Ask your pharmacist about the Partial-Fill Law, which allows you to request a lower opioid prescription count
  1. Substance Abuse and Prevention Division

    Physical Address
    107 Merrimack St, 4th Flr
    Lowell, MA 01852

    Fax: 978-674-7100

  2. Hours

    Monday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Tuesday
    8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    Wednesday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Thursday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Friday
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM