Dispose of Unused Drugs

Cambridge Police to Hold “Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” on Saturday, October 29th


The Cambridge Police Department, in collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, will be holding a prescription drug take-back day on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Personnel will be available at the Cambridge Police Department, located in the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility at 125 Sixth Street in Cambridge, to accept your unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

Citizens should turn in their unused prescription drugs because:

  • Children and animals could be poisoned if they find and swallow drugs.
  • Drugs can be scavenged and illegally sold.
  • Unused pharmaceuticals are environmental toxins; flushing them down the toilet or sink can release them into our drinking water and soil.

For additional information and a list of accepted prescription drugs, click here.

Can’t make it on October 29th? Residents may now anonymously deposit unused medications at any time in the drop box located in the first floor lobby of the police station’s Records Unit.

Cambridge Police ask that residents comply with the following standards when making a deposit at the police department:

  • Locate the collection box and place medications in a plastic bag provided at the location.
  • Seal the bag and drop the bag into the box.
  • Open containers of liquid and syringes will not be accepted at this time.

Visiting CPD

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Cambridge Police Department

Robert C. Haas

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125 Sixth Street
Cambridge MA 02142