Three law enforcement agencies have announced a joint effort 
to help address the abuse of prescription medications 

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office
Columbia County Sheriff's Hillsdale Substation
Hudson Police Department
 Chatham Police Department

Use the Drop Box. All three agencies have installed "medication drop boxes" in which anyone can 
deposit discontinued, expired or unwanted medications, especially controlled substances.

First ...Safeguard your medications... Second ... dispose of the ones that are no longer needed or outdated.

No Questions asked and No Paperwork required. Just put your medications in these boxes, including prescription narcotics. 


Greenport: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Located at the Sheriff's Office, 85 Industrial Tract, in 
Greenport, NY. Just go in the front door and you'll see the box on the left. 

Hudson: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Located at the Hudson Police Department, 701A Union Street Hudson, New York, NY.

Any household member can use a drop box 

Rising Abuse. Prescription drug abuse has increased and even surpassed the use of most illicit drugs. Overdoses have taken lives.

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 are not aware that their own 
medicine cabinets are often the sources of these drugs. 

Private Households only. The drop boxes are for private households only. They are not intended for use by pharmacies or veterinarians. 

Please do NOT use the boxes for ... syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, inhalers, soaps and 
shampoos, empty containers, or trash.

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.