EB HOPE will design a framework for Prevention. It will work to increase awareness regarding the risk and liabilities of drug use and abuse by working with Individuals, Family & Social Networks, and Organizations both secular and religious in the hopes of decreasing ease of access to substances through partnerships with law enforcement and elected officials. Additionally, we will work to modify public policies to positively recognize those who support unification of a drug free community and advocate for an increase in youth and adult treatment options in Plymouth County.
Drug Take Back Boxes
The East Bridgewater Police Department has a Prescription Drug Takeback Drop Box located in the lobby of the East Bridgewater Police Station. With its 24/7 availability, anyone can walk into the station and dispose of old, unused, or expired prescription drugs with no questions asked. It is completely anonymous and free. The Med Return boxes are located in 30 police departments across Plymouth County and are open to anyone to use within the community or outside.
Items that are acceptable include:
- Pills, Capsules and Patches
- Prescription Medications
- Prescription Ointments
- Liquid Medicines in unbreakable, leak proof containers
- Over the Counter Medications
- Pet Medications
Prohibited items include:
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Medical Devices
- IV Bags
- Aerosol Cans
- Non-Prescription liquids, ointments and lotions
- Other Non-Pharmaceutical Waste
Though the Drop Box cannot accept needles and syringes, the Police Department does have a secure box within the station that officers can utilize to discard old needles for the public. Please remember to bring needles into the station that are capped and safe to handle. Any uncapped, found needles, you can always call the East Bridgewater Police Dispatch, 508-378-7223 and an officer will be dispatched to discard the needle(s).