Newton Medication Take Back Day is a collaborative effort by the Newton Police
Department, Newton Health & Human Services Department and the Drug Enforcement
Administration. It will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. behind
the Newton Police Department, 1321 Washington Street. Anyone may bring unused or expired
solid medication for safe disposal. This is an anonymous program. Solid, legal medication in
capsule or tablet form only will be accepted. Do not bring intravenous solutions, injectable drugs
or needles. Do not bring illegal drugs such as marijuana or methamphetamines. Do not bring
weapons. Newton Police officers will be collecting the medication behind the police station. For
questions, please call (617) 796- 2146.
On a related note, newton DPW has scheduled its next Sharps collection day for May 21st, 7:30 am to 12:30pm. Anyone needing to dispose of lancets, syringes, or other medical needles can brong them to the Rumford Ave. Recycling center on that day. Please see guidelines for more information.