The Take-Back programs are the best way to dispose of old drugs. A Drop-Off Collection site is available at the Public Safety Building and the Somerville Fire Station. 

Public Safety Building 

220 Washington St. 


Somerville Fire Station

6 Newbury St.


How to properly dispose of drugs:

1. Remove the medicine from its original container and mix it with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter.

2. Place the mixture in a sealable bag, empty bag, or other containers to prevent the medicine from leaking or breaking out of the garbage bag.

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