Safe Disposal of Medication & Sharps

Medication DropboxMalden 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, which is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is completely anonymous. Drop off medication at:
    Malden Police Department
    800 Eastern Avenue
    Malden, MA 02148
  2. Utilizing Walgreen's Pharmacy Medication Disposal drop box located at:
    185 Center Street
    Malden, MA 02148
  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 and over-the-counter (OTC) medication

Items Accepted

Prescription and OTC:

  • Capsules
  • Medication
  • Pills
  • Tablets

Items Not Accepted

  • Aerosols
  • Illegal drugs
  • Inhalers
  • Liquids and creams
  • Medications from clinics or businesses
  • Needles or syringes
  • Thermometers

Needle Disposal

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

Sharps Disposal Containers

  1. Malden Health & Human Services Department 215 Pleasant Street room 310
    Malden, MA 02148
  2. Senior Center
    7 Washington Street
    Malden, MA 02148