Clean out those medicine cabinets! Get rid of old or unwanted medication during #TakeBackDay this Saturday, April 27th, 10am to 2pm. @North_Andover drop off locations are @NoAndoverPolice Station and First & Main Marketplace.

Don't let your unused or expired medications end up in the wrong hands.

Take Back Day is this Saturday, April 27th
10am to 2pm
North Andover Police Department, 1475 Osgood Street
First & Main Marketplace, 109 Main Street


The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.  The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.  Keep them safe.  Clean them out. Take them back.

Drop-off your unused, unwanted, or expired prescriptions at one of our North Andover Drug Take Back Sites on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10am-2pm:

  • Police Station Lobby (permanent site, kiosk available year round)
  • First & Main Market Place, CVS parking lot, 109 Main St.

Please note:  no liquids or sharps accepted at these sites.*

*The North Andover Fire Department accepts sharps under certain conditions, if you have any you would like disposed of you please call Public Health Nurse (978) 688-9540 or visit https://www.northandoverma.gov/fire/emergency-medical-services/pages/unused-medication-and-sharps-disposal for guidelines.


According to the MA Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) 67,498 prescriptions for opioids were written in Essex County, MA from April 2018 – June 2018 alone…if these are in your home and you’re not using them…dispose of them!


Results: October 2018 16th National Take Back

  • Total Law Enforcement Participation: 4,770
  • Total Collection Sites: 5,839
  • Total Weight Collected: 914,236 lbs.  (457.12 Tons)
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Curbside Leaf Pickup – Spring 2019

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To assist residents with spring clean-ups, the Town will be collecting leaf bags during the weeks of May 6th, May 13th and May 20th.  Just a reminder, please have all leaf bags and brush curbside at the beginning of those weeks as collection does not follow the trash/recycle schedule.


Cyr Recycle Center is open for the season.  The facility is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 8am -3pm.  Residents Stickers are currently available at the Public Works Facility, 384 Osgood Street, however residents may use the facility without a sticker during the month of April (proof of residency will be required at the facility).   Stickers will be required for residential use after May 1st.  Landscapers and Contractors must have a sticker to use the facility from the initial opening.

Voter Registration Deadlines for May 14 Annual and Special Town Meetings

Annual Town Meeting is Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
  • The voter registration deadline for Annual Town Meeting is Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
  • The Town Clerk’s Office at 120 Main Street will be open until 8:00 PM on April 24, 2019.
 
There is a Special Town Meeting inside the May 14, 2019 Annual Town Meeting.
  • The voter registration deadline for Special Town Meeting is 
    Saturday May 4, 2019.
  • Registration will be held from 9:00 AM until 8:00PM at the North Andover Police Station, 1475 Osgood Street.  
 
 
 
 
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Order Your Rain Barrel Before it’s Too Late!

North Andover is encouraging residents to harvest and save rainwater by offering
40% off the retail of a price Great American Rain Barrel.
REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD PURCHASE A RAIN BARREL
• Save approximately $200 in annual water bills with a 60-gallon rain barrel.
• Help stressed trees and gardens during dry spells. In 2016, 48% of towns in MA had water bans.
• Rainwater has no chemicals, chlorine or fluoride – great for plants and lawn.
• One rain barrel can pay for itself in one season.
• You can help towns manage water supplies and storm water runoff.
ABOUT THE GREAT AMERICAN RAIN BARREL
• 100% re-purposed rain barrels produced in Massachusetts.
• Most durable rain barrels on the market: 3/16” wall thickness.
• Last for years when properly drained & stored for winter.
• Screen filtered to keep mosquitoes out.
• Several rain barrels can be linked together — easy 5-minute setup
• Available Colors: Forest Green, Earth Brown, and Nantucket Grey. Also available unpainted.
Discount Price for Town Residents: $69 price 40% Off Retail
How to Order: www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community and select your town or call (800) 251-2352

Pick-Up:        Sunday April 28th, 2019
12 Noon – 4:00PM
North Andover DPW 384 Osgood St North Andover MA 01845

Deadline:  April 21st
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