Locations of Medical Waste Dropboxes in Our Watershed

The world’s waterways are seeing a dramatic increase in pollutants from improper disposal of medication. These medications are hazardous to water quality and wildlife, and our water treatment systems are not designed to remove these chemicals from wastewater. The MRWC STRONGLY advises against flushing unused medication down the drain. So, what are you supposed to do with unwanted and possibly unsafe medication in your home?

Most police stations have medical drop boxes that allow you to dispose of unwanted medicine, both for free and anonymously. We list below the locations in our watershed. For a full list of places in your state, we have linked both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. New drop boxes are installed from time to time, so if you don’t see your community listed, give them a call.

A big thanks to the Nashua River Watershed Association for giving us the idea to post this information, and for supplying us with an updated list of places in Massachusetts.

City or Town Kiosk Location Address
Acton, MA Action Police Department 371 Main St.
Amesbury Amesbury Police Station 19 School St.
Andover Andover Police Station 32 North Main St.
Ashburnham Ashburnham Police Station 99 Central St.
Ayer Ayer Police Station 54 Park St.
Billerica Billerica Police Station 6 Good St.
Chelmsford Chelmsford Police Station 2 Olde North Rd.
Clinton Clinton Police Station 176 Chestnut St.
Fitchburg Fitchburg Police Station 20 Elm St.
Groton Public Safety Building 99 Pleasant St.
Harvard Harvard Police Station 40 Ayer Rd.
Holden Holden Police Station 1370 Main St.
Hopkington Hopkington Police Station 74 Main St.
Leominster Leominster Police Department 29 Church St.
Littleton Littleton Police Station 500 Great Rd.
Lowell Lowell Police Station 50 Arcand Dr.
Lunenburg Lunenburg Police Station 655 Massachusetts Ave.
Marlborough Marlborough Police Station 355 Bolton St.
Newburyport Newburyport Police Station 4 Green St.
North Andover North Andover Police Station 1475 Osgood St.
Princeton Princeton Police Station 8 Town Hall Dr.
Sterling Sterling Police Station 135 Leominster Dr.
Sudbury Sudbury Police Station 413 Boston Post Rd.
Tewksbury Tewksbury Police Station 918 Main St.
Townsend Townsend Police Station 70 Brookline St.
Tyngsborough Tyngsborough Police Station 20 Westford Rd.
Wayland Wayland Public Safety Building 38 Cochituate Rd.
West Boylston West Boylston Police Station 39 Worcester St.
Westford Westford Police Station 15 Main St.

Amherst, NH Amherst Police Department 175 Amherst St.
Auburn Auburn Police Department 55 Eaton Rd.
Canaan Canaan Police Department 52 NH Route 118
Derry Derry Police Department 1 Municipal Dr.
Franklin Franklin Police Department 5 Hancock Tr.
Gilford Gilford Police Department 47 Cherry Valley Rd.
Hudson Hudson Police Department 1 Constitution Dr.
Merrimack Merrimack Police Department 31 Baboosic Lake Rd.
Moultonborough Moultonborough Police Department 1035 Whittier Hw.
Nashua Nashua Police Department 0 Panther Dr.
Pelham Pelham Police Department 14 Village Gr.
Plymouth Plymouth Police Department 334 Main St.
Salem Salem Police Department 9 Veterans Memorial Hw.
Sandown Sandown Police Department 314 Main St.
Seabrook Seabrook Police Department 7 Liberty Dr.
Windham Windham Police Department 4 Fellows Rd.