Get rid of your old prescriptions today

in Columbia County


Sheriff David P. Bartlett announces that the next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Columbia County will be held Saturday, April 28th, 2018.

The Prescription Take-Back Day is a program held nationally by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA), and allows anyone who wishes to dispose of any potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, to give them to law enforcement agencies who have partnered with the DEA. These agencies will then work with the DEA to dispose of the prescription drugs properly and safely.

There will be two Prescription Drug Drop Off locations in Columbia County. The first location will be at the Public Safety Facility located at 85 Industrial Tract in the Town of Greenport. The second location will be at the Sheriff’s Office Hillsdale Substation, located at 2684 State Route 23, in the Town of Hillsdale. Both locations will be accepting unused or unwanted prescription drugs from 10:00am until 2:00pm on Saturday April 28th, 2018.

Needles, IV bags, creams or liquids cannot be accepted. These items usually have directions with them for proper disposal.

The drop off of unwanted prescription drugs is free and anonymous.

The drugs dropped off on Saturday, will be disposed of properly so they will not be a potential hazard, will not be sold on the streets and will not make it to our water sources.

For more information for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day go to and click on the “Got Drugs” icon or call the Sheriff’s Office at 518-828-3344.


in Greene County

NEWS RELEASE from Twin County Recovery Services



On Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10 AM. to 2 PM. Twin County Recovery Services and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 15th opportunity in 8 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to local sites detailed below. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Greene Co. TAKE BACK DAY Locations:

Town of Cairo PD/ CVS, Rte. 32, Cairo, NY*

Village of Coxsackie PD, 119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY

Town of Durham PD, 7309 rte. 81, East Durham, NY

Town of Hunter PD / Hunter Town Hall, 5748 Route 23A, Tannersville, NY

Town of Windham PD / Windham Pharmacy, South Street, Windham, NY*

~Pick-up assisted by Greene County Sherriff’s Department~

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