The Saugerties Police Department recognizes that  more than 70% of the abused prescription medications are obtained from friends or relatives, that is why SPD has placed a permanent “Prescription Medication Drop Box” at the police department Headquarters, located in the main lobby at 4 High Street in the Village of Saugerties. The drop box can be used by any citizen in our community to safely dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

What can be accepted:

Prescriptions and over the counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, ointments and lotions, and liquid medicines in plastic bottles   

What can’t be accepted:

Needles, thermometers, blood, infectious or hazardous waste, inhalers, hydrogen peroxide or any medication in glass containers