Medication and Sharps Disposal

Medication disposal- Bring your unwanted and expired medications to the Police Station drop off box.

Home Medical Waste

Helpful Reminders & Laws

Do not flush or put prescription medicine down the drain.

By law, once a prescription has been issued, the pharmacy cannot take it back.

Unused pharmaceuticals found in the trash may be stolen for unregulated use.

Antibiotics kill beneficial microbes in septic and wastewater treatment systems. Other medications, even at very low concentrations, may have serious detrimental effects on fish, other aquatic life, and drinking water.

The Police Department has a kiosk for unwanted medications, open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, no question asked.

The Drug enforcement Agency coordinates semi-annual National Drug Take Back Days, view the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day page.


  • Do not put medical sharps in trash or recycling.
  • Needles and lancets may infect people or animals who come in contact with trash or recycling. It is illegal to dispose with trash and to mix with recycling.
  • Keep needles, syringes, and lancelets in secure plastic containers out of the reach of children. Syringes and Needles are accepted at the  Town Hall. All items must be in a red sharps container.
  • Sharps will be accepted in hard plastic sealed containers- (laundry bottles, milk jugs, etc).
  • Drop off at the Health Dept in Town Hall for no charge. Call 413-525-5400 x1106 with questions