Chief Peter MacDonnell
30 Mount Vernon St. Winchester MA 01890
(781)729-1212 / 911
Posted By Winchester Police on April 12th, 2016

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Medication Take Back

Be Safe at Home – Help protect our environment.  Bring unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications to the Winchester Police Department for proper disposal.  Disposal is available 24 hours a day.

Guidelines for Disposal:

  • Take unused, unwanted or expired prescription and non-prescription drugs to the Winchester Medication Disposal Kiosk located in the lobby of the Winchester Police Department.
  • Keep medications in original bottle or packaging if possible.
  • Mark out your name and address on the prescription labels.
  • Put any liquid or glass container in a Ziploc bag provided at the kiosk and securely close the bag.  Insert pill containers or Ziploc bag into the kiosk’s mail slot and close the lid.
  • Winchester Substance Abuse Coalition sends collected medications to be incinerated as part of the ecological and safe disposal protocol.


For more information on this program, pick up a flyer in the Winchester Police Station lobby vestibule.

For information on Prescription Medication Abuse, visit the Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force website.  There, you will be able to view an hour long webcast on Prescription Medication Abuse.  The webcast, produced by St. Petersburg College describes Winchester’s Medication Take back Program as a model for other communities.