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Medication Takeback Event 11-20-23


Citywide Senior Center
806 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Danielle McPeak
CPHD Prevention and Recovery Specialist


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Dispose of your medications safely at Medication Takeback Day hosted by the Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD), Cambridge Police Department, and the Council on Aging.

Think about your medicine cabinet at home. Is it full of old prescriptions you never finished, or old vitamins and over-the-counter meds that sit unused? You may be wondering how to properly dispose of these. Safe medication disposal protects your family and the environment. Rather than throwing meds in the trash or flushing them, let the City of Cambridge help you get rid of them. Personnel will be available on-site in the lobby to accept unwanted or unused prescriptions, over-the-counter meds, and vitamins. Sharps and liquids will NOT be accepted.

If you’re unable to make it to this event, you have several other options for safely disposing of your old medications. The Cambridge Police Department is always able to accept anonymous medication deposits at their 125 6th Street location. The City also has free prescription mailers, envelopes designed to safely transport your medications to a disposal center. These mailers will be available at the event and are also available from CPHD located at 119 Windsor Street, Cambridge.

For any questions about the event or safe medication disposal year-round, please contact Danielle McPeak, CPHD Prevention and Recovery Specialist, at

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe.

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