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Safe Disposal of Medication & Sharps

Malden Safe Disposal

Do you have expired or unwanted medication in your home? Dispose of them safely by:

  1. Participating in Malden's Medication Disposal Program at the Malden Police Dept. 800 Eastern Ave. open to the public 24/7 & is completely anonymous
  2. Utilitzing Walgreen's Pharmacy Medication Disposal drop box located at 185 Center St. Malden
  3. Mailing back medication at your local CVS or Rite Aid Pharmacies - they have envelopes designed to mail-back your prescriptions. Ask your pharmacist today!
  4. Participating in National Take-Back Day sponsored by the DEA hosted in Malden twice a year to encourage disposal of expired or unwanted prescription & OTC medication

Items Accepted: Prescription & over-the-counter (OTC) medication, pills, capsules, tablets

Items NOT Accepted: *Needles or syringes, illegal drugs, thermometers, aerosols, inhalers, liquids and creams, medications from clinics or businesses


Needles can be disposed of at the following locations, but must be in a thick plastic container (ex. sharps disposal or detergent bottle):

  1. Malden Health Department, 110 Pleasant Street, 2nd Floor
  2. Malden Housing Authority, 630 Salem Street
  3. Senior Center, 7 Washington Street


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