Prescription Drug & Syringe Disposal

Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters has a Prescription Drug & Syringe Receptacle located right in the front lobby.  You can safely dispose of unwanted, outdated or unnecessary prescription drugs and syringes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with no questions asked.

Studies 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.  Yarmouth 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 YPD Headquarters.  Please check the list below.

Prescription Drug & Syringe Disposal

Accepted Medications:  Prescription medications including prescription patches, medications & ointments.  Over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, medications for pets, ointments, lotions, liquid medications in glass or leak-proof containers.

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

Syringe Disposal: Under Massachusetts law, syringes must be properly disposed of.  Sharps containers are available and may be picked up at the front counter of Yarmouth Police Department.  If you find a syringe on your property or in a public place, please call Yarmouth Police Department immediately for officer dispatch and proper disposal.

A special Thank You to the Rotary Club of Yarmouth for their donation  and their support of this important program.