Somerville Participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Katjana Ballantyne is announcing that the City of Somerville’s Community, Help, Outreach, and Recovery (COHR) department and Somerville Prevention Services division of Health and Human Services will host two National Prescription Drug Take Back Day locations on Saturday, October 28th, from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. at 220 Washington Street and 6 Newbury Street.

The City of Somerville will have staff on-site at both locations, collecting any unused or expired medications as well as provide overdose prevention information and resources. Each location will distribute free Narcan, fentanyl test strips, and COVID-19 tests for any residents interested.

For bottled medications, residents should remove or scratch out any personal information while leaving the name of the medication visible before disposing. Sharps should be placed in a secure container (like a coffee can or laundry detergent bottle) before disposing. Liquid medications can also now be disposed.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for misuse of medications. Somerville offers 24/7, year-round disposal at the Somerville Public Safety Building (220 Washington Street) in addition to a sharps disposal kiosk.

For more information, please contact COHR Director, Patty Contente, at or Prevention Services Manager, Matthew Mitchell, at

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