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 Department
    110 Pleasant Street
    2nd Floor
    Malden, MA 02148
  2. Malden Housing Authority
    630 Salem Street
    Malden, MA 02148
  3. Senior Center
    7 Washington Street
    Malden, MA 02148