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City Hosts Medication Take-Back Event on October 26


Drug Drop Box

Got old meds taking up space at home? Don't flush them—it's bad for our water!

You can safely dispose of unwanted prescriptions, over-the-counter meds, and vitamins at the city’s biannual medication take back event on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cambridge Police Department, 125 Sixth St. Personnel will be available to accept the medications.

The event is hosted by the Cambridge Police Department and Cambridge Public Health Department.  

In addition to take-back events, residents can dispose of unwanted medications at these locations and events:

Medication Disposal Kiosks
Cambridge Police Station
Front Lobby
125 Sixth Street (East Cambridge)
Available 24 hours a day

CVS Pharmacy
36 White Street (Porter Square)
Available 24 hours a day

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days
The city's Department of Public Works holds these events four times a year. The next event is:

November 2, 2019
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Field Street lot at Danehy Park (enter via Fern St.)

To learn more
about safe medication disposal in Cambridge, visit

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Visiting CPD

Hours of Service

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

Cambridge Police Department

Branville G. Bard, Jr.
Police Commissioner

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Cambridge MA 02142