Prescription Drug and Syringe Disposal

Research shows that many people who become addicted to heroin and other opioids began their drug use by taking drugs from family members or by abusing painkillers they were prescribed. The Norwood Police Department urges residents to dispose of all prescription drugs as soon as the medication is no longer needed.

The Norwood Police Department does not offer a drug disposal bin.

 If you are looking to discard unwanted prescriptions most pharmacies such as CVS and Walgreens will take them back.
The Norwood Police Department will still participate in the biannual DEA Drug Take Back Program in April and October.

The following locations will accept medication 

CVS Pharmacy, INC 136 Nahatan Street Norwood, MA 02062
CVS Pharmacy, INC 299 Washington Street, Westwood, MA 02090
Shaw's Supermarkets INC 95 Washington Street Canton, MA  02021
CVS Pharmacy, INC 95 Washington Street Canton,02021
CVS Pharmacy, INC 19 Eastern Avenue Dedham, MA 02026
CVS Pharmacy, INC 929 Main Street Walpole, MA 02081

Under Massachusetts law, syringes must be properly disposed of.

If you find a syringe on your property or in a public place, call the Norwood Police Department and an officer will be dispatched to retrieve and properly dispose of it.