MEDICATION DROP BOXES
HELP REDUCE PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE
Several law enforcement agencies and pharmacies in Greene and Columbia counties are offering medication drop boxes.
- Opioid abuse is at epidemic levels in the U.S., and remains a top public health concern.
- Consumers should dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused medicines as quickly as possible to help reduce intentional overdoses or illegal abuse.
- Expired medications or unused drugs often stay in the back of cabinets for months or even years. These expired drugs can pose significant health hazards to toddlers, teens, and even pets who may inadvertently consume these medications. Some medications are so potent that even one dose could be fatal if accidentally ingested or even touched.
Use the Drop Box. All of these agencies have installed “medication drop boxes” in which anyone can deposit discontinued, expired or unwanted medications, especially controlled substances.
No Questions asked and No Paperwork required. Just put your medications in these boxes, including prescription narcotics.
|Greene County Dropbox Hours|
| Cairo Police Department
16 Railroad Ave, Cairo, NY 12413
Best to call first but not necessary.
| Greene County Sheriff
370 Mansion Street, West Coxsackie, NY 12192
| Coxsackie Police Department
119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY 12051
| Durham Police Department
7309 NY Route 81, East Durham, NY 12423
Call prior to dropping off.
| Kelly’s Pharmacy
34 Hope Plaza, West Coxsackie, NY 12192
M-F 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm
| Kelly’s Pharmacy
4852 State Route 81, Greenville, NY 12083
M-F 9am-5pm. Sat 9am-3pm
| Windham Police Department
371 State Route 296, Hensonville, NY 12439
Daily, 9am-3pm or call for an appointment
|Columbia County Dropbox Hours|
| Columbia County Sheriff's Office
85 Industrial Tract, Hudson, NY 12534
| Columbia Sheriff's Substation
Crossroad at Route 22 & Route 23, Hillsdale, NY 12529
| Chatham Police Department
77 Main Street, Chatham, NY 12037
Call CC Sheriff, ask for Chatham Drop Box
| Hannaford Valatie
2967 Route 9, Valatie, NY 12184
| Hudson Police Department
107 Union Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Lobby currently closed due to COVID, call first.
Adults, Teens and Kids. Adults, teens and even kids at younger ages abuse drugs. Many teens consider prescription and over-the-counter medications as party drugs. Parents may not be aware that their own medicine cabinets are often the sources of these drugs. Help reduce this risk by using the medication drop box.
Environmentally Safe. The medications will be properly incinerated at a licensed facility. People should not flush unused drugs because that pollutes the water supply and throwing them into the garbage makes it an easy target for thieves and pets.
Please do NOT use the boxes for … syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, inhalers, soaps and shampoos, empty containers, or trash.
*Private Households only.