National Drug Take Back Day

A collection of orange pill bottles arranged on a countertop in front of a window
Norwell Police Department
300A Washington Street
Norwell, MA 02061
United States
About This Event

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 78 people die every day due to an opioid overdose. Studies show that residential supplies of pharmaceutical controlled substances, like those often found in home medicine cabinets, are often the supply of choice to both young people and criminals.

South Shore Medical Center has partnered with the Norwell Police Department to reduce access to unused and unwanted medications in the community. 

We would like to encourage all of our patients, as well as their families and friends, to consider bringing their unused and unwanted medications to the Norwell Police Department for appropriate disposal on National Drug Take Back Day, April 24, 2021, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Norwell Police Department is located at 300A Washington St, Norwell, MA 02061.


  • This program is anonymous and all efforts are made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification should be made.  
  • Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing he medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual should be encouraged to remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
  • All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
  • Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.
  • All participants must retain possession of their own medication during the surrender process.