Medication Disposal Events

The following programs provide area Dutchess County residents with medication disposal services including narcotics:

Molloy Pharmacy Saturday, April 24th – 4170 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Molloy Pharmacy, in conjunction with the Hyde Park Police Department, has scheduled a pharmaceutical take back event on April 24th, in honor of the 40th Anniversary celebration of Earth Day!  Bring any prescription or over-the-counter pills, ointments, lotions and liquids.  Liquid medications should be in their original packaging and inside sealable plastic bags.  Pet medications are also accepted.  There is no fee for the event; please contact the Pharmacy at 845-229-8881 for more information.

State Police set up “Drop Box” program for the disposal of prescription Drugs

Residents now can safely dispose of unused and unwanted prescription medications a new, permanent drop box at the New York State Police Troop K headquarters. The box is a secure, one-way receptacle where residents anonymously can dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medications. “We don’t ask for any identification,” state police Capt. Michael Jankowiak said. “We don’t ask for any paperwork to be filled out.” The drop box is in the Troop K lobby, which is staffed and accessible to the public 24 hours a day. The installation is part of a state effort to clamp down on prescription drug abuse. The receptacles are set up to accept prescription medications such as hydrocodone and oxycodone, over-the-counter medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen, medicated ointments and inhalers, which can be addictive. Items not accepted for disposal include household and hazardous wastes, needles and personal-care products. The drop box is not for use by businesses and pharmacies.

Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency

Dutchess County residents now have the opportunity to discard their unused and/or expired medications at the Resource Recovery Agency Facility in Poughkeepsie.  Bring any prescription or over-the-counter pills, ointments, lotions and liquids for disposal.   Liquid medications should be in their original packaging and inside sealable plastic bags.  Pet medications are welcome as well.

Special staffing will be present to mark out any personal identification from all medicine containers.  The entire container along with its medicine will be placed into a sealed waste receptacle.  Law enforcement will be on site to control the collection of these medications as well as to witness the best means of permanent disposal of medications at the Energy-From-Waste Facility in Poughkeepsie.   

For more information and pre-registration visit the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency’s website.

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