Each year the North Reading Police Department, Community Impact Team and North Reading Youth Substance Use Prevention Coalition host two free public Rx Take Back Days sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Pet medications are also accepted. Since 2017, NRPD has collected over 2,800 pounds of unused medications.
The next Rx Take Back Days will be in October 29, 2023
Drive through at the O'Leary Senior Center
In addition, all unused medications can be dropped off at the drug disposal kiosk in the lobby at NRPD 24/7 without appointment year-round. For residence unable to visit NRPD or the Rx Take Back Day, please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (978)357-5054 to receive a free drug safe disposal bag delivered to your North Reading home.