The Dracut Police Department maintains a Prescription Drug Take Back Disposal Program in the front lobby. Residents are encouraged to bring their old not needed prescriptions to the station and discard them. Studies have proven that many youths within the region have become addicted to opiates and other prescriptions medications through medications left dormant in immediate family’s medicine cabinets, as well as, those of their relatives. The disposal of medications via flushing them down the drains or throwing them into the trash can result in pollution to ground water and should be avoided.
Plastic bags are provided at the station for those individuals who prefer not to leave prescription bottles with identifying information in the disposal box. No hypodermic needles are accepted at this time; however we are exploring a partnership for future disposal of these items.
We do not take any liquids or needles. Please see you primary care or pharmacist to see how you can dispose of them.