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National Drug Take Back Day

National Drug Take Back Day

Research shows that many people who become addicted to heroin and other opioids began their drug use by taking drugs from family members or by abusing painkillers they were prescribed. The Quincy Police Department urges residents to dispose of all prescription drugs as soon as the medication is no longer needed.

National Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, October 26th, from 10am-2pm. Officers will be at the Quincy Police station to collect your unused/expired medications.


Here is a list of what is/is not accepted. Please check this list carefully.

Prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, medications for pets, ointments, lotions, liquid medications in glass or leak proof containers.

Not Accepted
Needles (sharps), thermometers, bloody or infectious waste, medications from businesses or clinics, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers.

Used needles and other sharps are dangerous if not disposed of safely because they can injure people and spread infections that cause serious health conditions. Manet Community Health Center offers a syringe disposal kiosk for safe disposal at their North Quincy site at 110 West Squantum Street. The kiosk is located in the main entrance vestibule. Used sharps can be brought to the kiosk in a secured sharps container (coffee cans, small laundry detergent containers can be used).

Syringe disposal is available during the following hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Can't make Saturday's event? For your convenience, the Department maintains a drug disposal receptacle in the lobby at Police Headquarters. You can bring in your unused medications 24 hours a day, seven days per week. You don’t need a prescription drug disposal appointment, and no one will ask you any questions.