BOXBOROUGH – Chief Warren B. Ryder is pleased to announce that the Boxborough Police Department, in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will once again be participating in National Drug Take Back Day this weekend.
Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Boxborough Police Department, 520 Massachusetts Ave., Boxborough MA 01719
National Drug Take Back Day is a biannual, free, no-questions-asked event that gives the community the opportunity to aid in the fight against substance use disorder by disposing of potentially dangerous expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs. As part of the event, residents can drop off unwanted pills or patches, but not liquids, needles or sharps.
According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2019 alone an estimated 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives.
“National Drug Take Back Day offers a biannual opportunity for residents to dispose of unwanted prescription medications safely, and we are proud to take part in that effort and offer this service to our residents,” Chief Ryder said. “We encourage anyone with unneeded or expired prescription medications to visit us this weekend.”
The Boxborough Police Department also have a permanent take back box in the police station lobby for those who wish to dispose of prescriptions, but are unable to attend Take Back Day.
Residents should note that no liquids, needles, sharps or inhalers can be dropped off at the kiosk.
The community is also reminded that masks and social distancing will be required at both the Boxborough Police Department’s National Drug Take Back Day event and any time residents visit the drug disposal kiosk during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs, about this month’s Take Back Day or for complete results from past Take Back Day events, visit