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Stoughton’s Prescription Drug Disposal Kiosk: What Can (And Cannot) be Disposed of?

OASIS on the MOVE: The Stoughton Police report that a large number of items have been dropped off at the Prescription Drug Disposal kiosk at the police station which cannot be accepted. Here's a reminder of what can be dropped off at this kiosk.

The following is from the OASIS group (Organizing Against Substances In Stoughton):

The Prescription Drug Disposal kiosk at the Stoughton Police station has been getting a lot of use lately.  This is great news - the more you use the drop box to dispose of unused and unwanted prescription medication, the less chance there is for those drugs to be misused. The kiosk is available in the lobby of the Police Station 24/7 for the disposal of medication, no questions asked.

However, as the box is getting more use, OASIS and the Police Department want to remind people about the kinds of things that CAN and CANNOT be disposed of in the kiosk.

Please dispose of your:

  • Prescriptions
  • Prescription Patches
  • Prescription Medications
  • Prescription Ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Samples
  • Medications for Pets

Please DO NOT dispose of the following:

  • Ointments, Lotions & Liquids
  • Needles (Sharps)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Inhalers
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Thermometers
  • Medication from Businesses or Clinics

If you do have needles / sharps, you can safely dispose of them at the Fire Station in the sharps disposal unit.

Please help us continue to keep this valuable resource by sharing this info with your family, friends and neighbors and being selective about what goes into the kiosk.

If you choose to wait until the annual Prescription Drug Take Back Event (in the Fall on Hazardous Waste Day), please keep your medications in a safe and secure location until that time.

The Prescription Drug Disposal Kiosk is just one of the many strategies that OASIS is promoting to prevent youth substance abuse in Stoughton.  Please visit our website: www.stoughtonoasis.org to learn more or get involved.

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Longtime Resident February 21, 2013 at 02:51 PM
Wouldn't it make more sense to combine the presciption disposal/sharps disposal to one location? It would make it easier for those who have trouble getting around to dispose of their stuff safely.

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