Prescription Drug Disposal


Plymouth Police Department has a Prescription Drug receptacle located right in the front lobby.  You can safely dispose of unwanted, outdated or unnecessary prescription drugs (NO NEEDLES)  24 hours a day, 7 days a week with no questions asked.

Prescription Drug Disposal Container at Plymouth PDStudies show that often the path to drug abuse begins by taking drugs meant for other family members, friends or by abusing their own prescribed painkillers beyond their intended use.  Proper disposal of old or unused prescription drugs keeps them out of reach of a bad decision that could lead to drug addiction down the road.

The Plymouth Police Department strongly encourages anyone with unnecessary prescriptions or old medications to help us keep them off the streets and out of the hands of loved ones by disposing of them quickly and easily at the Plymouth Police Department.  Please check the list below.

Accepted Medications:  Prescription medications including prescription patches, medication ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, medications for pets, in original  containers.

 Unaccepted:  Needles (sharps), thermometers, bloody or infectious waste, medications from businesses or clinics, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, liquid medications.

 Syringe Disposal:

Under Massachusetts law, syringes must be properly disposed of in a sharps container.  The Plymouth Police Department does not have a sharps box to dispose of syringes.  Some of the disposal locations nearby are:


Plymouth Fire Department  114 Sandwich Street, Plymouth, MA

BAMSI Outreach                            75 Scobee Circle, Plymouth, MA

Kingston Fire Department           105 Pembroke Street, Kingston

Duxbury Fire Department           668 Tremont street, Duxbury, MA

Carver Board of Health                108 Main Street, Carver, MA