Medication Drop Boxes

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Medication Drop BoxesSeveral law enforcement agencies and pharmacies in Greene County 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.

Dropbox Hours

Cairo Police Department
16 Railroad Ave
Cairo, NY 12413
Daily, 8am-4pm
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

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.