Did you know that Newton residents can drop off unneeded and expired medications at the Police Department Headquarters at 1321 Washington St. in W. Newton?

An alternative that is recommended by new federal prescription drug disposal guidelines are as follows:

  • Take unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs out of their original containers.
  • To prevent others from using these substances, mix them with coffee grounds or kitty litter and throw them away in a sealed container.
  • Flush prescription drugs down the toilet only if the label or accompanying patient information specifically instructs you to do so.

The Official Website of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/substance-abuse/stop-pill-abuse/tips-prevent-abuse/dispose-of-unused-prescription-drugs.html