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Medication Take Back Day April 28, 2018

Medication Take Back Day April 28, 2018

April 28th is the National Medication Take Back Day. This is a great opportunity for Greene County Residents to dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription and non-prescription medication, and:

  • Prevent drug abuse
  • Prevent accidental overdose
  • Prevent accidental poisoning of children and pets
  • Reduce crime by keeping drugs off the street
  • Reduce environment pollution
  • Protect our local nature and water supply

Please DO drop off:

  • Prescriptions and non-prescription medications
  • Vitamins
  • Pet medications
  • Medicated ointments
  • Liquid medications (in leak-proof containers)

Please DON’T drop off:

  • Thermometers
  • Syringes
  • IV bags
  • Bloody or infectious wastes
  • Aerosol cans or inhalers
Drop Off Locations
No paperwork Required
Greene County Sheriff’s Office
80 Bridge Street, Catskill
Open: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
Coxsackie Village Police Department
119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie
Open: 8am-12am Daily
Town of Windham Police Department
371 Rt 296, Hensonville
Open: 9am-3pm Daily
Call to drop off: (518)734-3030
Town of Durham Police Station
7309 Rt 81, East Durham
Open: 7am-3pm Daily
Call to drop off: (518)239-6310
Kelly’s Pharmacy
4852 Rt 81, Greeneville
Available during open hours
Kelly’s Pharmacy
12189 Rt 9W, West Coxsackie
Available during open hours
Town of Cairo Police Department
123 Angelo Canna Park, Cairo
Open: 8am-12am Daily
Call to drop off: (518)622-2324
Town of Hunter Police Department
Hunter Town Hall
5748 Route 23A, Tannersvillle
 
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office
85 Industrial Tract, Greenport
Open: 24/7
 
Chatham Police Department
77 Main Street, Chatham
Call CC Sheriff, ask for Chatham drop box
 (518)828-3344
Hudson Police Department
701 Union Street, Hudson
Open: 24/7
 
For a comprehensive list of Available Services addressing Heroin and Opioid Addiction in Greene County, NY, visit our Opioid Awareness Initiative webpage
 
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused 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. Visit the DEA Website for more information
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