Medication Takeback Day

  • November 20, 2023
  • 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Cambridge Citywide Senior Center
    806 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

Dispose of your medications safely at Medication Takeback Day at the Cambridge Senior Center! The Cambridge Public Health Department (CPHD), Cambridge Police Department, and Council on Aging are hosting a Medication Takeback Event on Monday, November 20 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The event will be at the Cambridge Citywide Senior Center at 806 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square. 

Do you have old prescriptions you never finished? Old vitamins and over-the-counter meds that sit unused? Rather than throwing meds in the trash or flushing them, let the city help you get rid of them safely! 

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 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.

For any questions about the event or safe medication disposal year-round, please contact Danielle McPeak, the CPHD Prevention and Recovery Specialist, at [email protected]. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe!