Prescription Drug Disposal

Citizens may bring expired or unwanted medication to Malden PD Headquarters at 800 Eastern Ave. for proper disposal.  The drop box is located in the lobby and is available 24/7.

Why citizens should turn in their unused prescription drugs:

  • Children and animals could be poisoned if they find and swallow drugs.
  • Drugs can be scavenged and illegally sold.
  • Unused pharmaceuticals are environmental toxins; flushing them down the toilet or sink can release them into our drinking water and soil.

Accepted items:

  • Prescriptions
  • Prescription Patches
  • Prescription Medications
  • Prescription Ointments
  • Over-the-counter Medications
  • Vitamins
  • Samples
  • Medications for Pets

Items Not Accepted:

  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Inhalers
  • Thermometers
  • Needles (sharps)
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Medications from Businesses or Clinics

*Any needles/syringes, medical devices (IV bags, home infusion items), thermometers and medical instruments may be disposed of at the following locations:

  •             Malden Senior Housing, 630 Salem Street
  •             Senior Center, 7 Washington Street
  •             Board of Health, 215 Pleasant St. 3rd Floor - Room 315