DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Residents who have unwanted or unused medications sitting in their medicine cabinets can dispose of them safely on Saturday, March 4 and March 11 at several locations throughout Dutchess County.
Held in partnership with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, the program is part of the county's effort to help curb the opiate and heroin epidemic, that often begins with prescription drugs.
Drop spots include:
- Saturday, March 4 -- 1 to 4 p.m. at the Mid-Hudson Plaza, Route 9 & Fulton Street, Poughkeepsie, in front of Home Depot.
- Saturday, March 11 -- 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Amenia Town Hall (Winter Farmer’s Market), 4988 Route 22; Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Dover Fire House, 3122 Route 22, Dover Plains, and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Millbrook Fire House, 20 Front St.
The main goal of the program, which includes 10 permanent receptacles/locations, is to keep addictive substances from falling into the wrong hands and being misused.
Drop box locations are also available daily at the following:
- City of Beacon Police Department -- 1 Municipal Plaza, Beacon
- Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office -- 150 N. Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie
- East Fishkill Police Department -- 2468 Route 52, Hopewell Junction
- Hyde Park Police Department -- 3 Cardinal Road, Hyde Park
- New York State Police, Troop K Headquarters -- 2541 Route 44, Salt Point
- Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department --19 Tucker Drive, Poughkeepsie
- Millerton Police Department -- 21 Dutchess Ave., Millerton, various hours
- Red Hook Police Department -- 7467 South Broadway, Red Hook
- Wappingers Falls Police Department -- 2628 South Ave., Wappingers Falls