Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2024

Be part of the solution in Columbia & Greene Counties by disposing of unused, unwanted or expired medication on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the following locations:

Chatham Police Department, 77 Main St, Chatham, NY 12037

Cairo Police Department, held at Hannaford 223 Main St, Cairo, NY 12413 & CVS 7600 NY-32, Cairo, NY 12413

Columbia County Sheriffs Department, 85 Industrial Tract, Hudson, NY 12534

Coxsackie Police Department, 119 Mansion St., Coxsackie, NY 12501

Hudson City Police Department, 701a Union St, Hudson, NY 12534

Greene County Sheriffs Department, 45 Haverly Mem Dr, Coxsackie, NY 12051

Windham Pharmacy, 61 ST NY-296, Windham, NY 12496

Cant make it to the event? Contact Us for free bags!

Deterra bags are a convenient, effective and environmentally friendly way to dispose of unwanted, expired, or unused medication.

Medication Drop Box Locations

Medications can also be dropped off at any of the following locations all year long.


Town of Cairo Police Department
123 Angelo Canna Park, Cairo
Open: 8am – 12am Daily
Call to drop off: 518-622-2324
Coxsackie Police Department
119 Mansion Street, Coxsackie, NY
Open: 8am-12am
ph: 518-731-8121
Greene Medical Arts Pharmacy
159 Jefferson heights #D102 Catskill, NY 12414
M-F 9am-5pm
Greene County Sheriff
45 Haverly Drive, Coxsackie, NY 12192
Durham Police Department
7309 NY Route 81, East Durham, NY 12423
Call prior to drop off
Kelly’s Pharmacy
34 Hope Plaza, West Coxsackie, NY 12192
ph: 518731-4800
M-F 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm
Kelly’s Pharmacy
4852 State Route 81, Greeneville NY 12083
M-F 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm
Town of Windham Police Department
371 Rt 296, Hensonville
9am – 3pm Daily
Call to drop off: (518) 734-3030
Windham Pharmacy
61 ST NY 296 Windham, NY 12439
Available during business hours
ph: 518-734-3033


Chatham Police Department
77 Main Street, Chatham
Call CC Sheriff, ask for Chatham drop box
Columbia County Sheriff’s Office
85 Industrial Tract, Hudson, NY 12534
Open 24/7
ph: 518-828-3344
Columbia County Sheriff Substation
Crossroad at Route 22 and Route 23, Hillsdale, NY 12529
Open 24/7
ph: 518-828-3344
Columbia Memorial Hospital Waiting Room
71 Prospect Ave, Hudson, Y 12534
Open 24/7
Hannaford Valatie
2967 Route 9, Valatie, NY 12184
Open 24/7
ph: 518-758-8800
Hudson Police Department
107 Union Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Call first
ph: 518-828-3388




Syringe Disposal

Project Needle Smart is a SAFE sharps collection program for needle and syringe disposal.
If you have used/unwanted needles, or would like a free sharps container, please visit one of the following drop-off kiosk locations.

Greene County
24/7 Outdoor Access Unless Otherwise Noted

  • Cairo
    CVS Pharmacy – Routes 23 & 32
    Hannaford – 223 Main Street
  • Catskill
    Greene County Office Building – Stairs at Water St Entrance
  • Coxsackie
    Albany Med Em Urgent Care – 11835 Route 9W
  • East Durham
    Durham Town Hall – 7309 Route 81
  • Greenville
    Kelly’s Pharmacy – 4852 Route 81
    (inside: M-F 9-7, Sat-Sun 9-3)
  • Tannersville
    Hunter Ambulance – 5740 Route 23A
  • Windham
    Windham Pharmacy – 68 Route 296

Columbia County
24/7 Outdoor Access Unless Otherwise Noted

  • Livingston
    Hannaford – 32 NY-82
  • Valatie
    Hannaford – 2967 Route 9

Nalox Boxes Locations


102 Lisa Lane, Athens, NY
35 NY-81, Coxsackie, NY 12051
9 Co Rd 3, Fleischmanns, NY 12430
15420 Main St, Prattsville, NY 12468
14517 Main St, Prattsville, NY 12468
152 Huntersfield Rd, Prattsville, NY 12496
102 Lisa Lane, Athens, NY
5980 Main St, Tannersville, NY 12485
6093 Main St, Tannersville, NY 12485
11 Vets Rd, Windham, NY 12496
61 ST, NY-296, Windham, NY 12496


Riverfront Park, Ferry Street, Hudson, NY 1254
325 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Bliss Towers (each floor, main room)
 41 N 2nd St, Hudson, NY 12534

Quit Smoking or Vaping

New York State Smoker’s Quitline: 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487)

Truth Initiative’s free text based quit program: text “QUIT” to 706-222-QUIT

Local Organizations

Alliance for Positive Health
Devoted to assisting those with chronic conditions as well as those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Please visit our website or call 518-828-3624 for more information on how we can help you.

Catholic Charities of Columbia and Greene Counties
SNAP/Food Stamp application assistance through the Nutrition Education and Outreach Program, Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program, Parenting Education and Enrichment Classes, Healthy Families, WIC Peer Breastfeeding Counseling Program, Facilitated Supervised Visitation Program, Emergency Assistance, Food Pantry Columbia County office: 518-828-8660/ Greene County office 518-943-1462 or visit our website

CHAMP: New York State’s Community Health Access to Addiction & Mental Healthcare Project
CHAMP is the New York State independent health insurance ombudsman program for substance use disorder and mental health care. We educate and assist New Yorkers in accessing treatment and insurance coverage for substance use and mental health treatment.

Columbia County Department of Health
We are the Opioid Overdose Prevention Program for Columbia County. We provide education and Naloxone Trainings to the community. Please visit our website  or call 518-828-3358.

Columbia County Mental Health Clinic
Provides mental health treatment for Columbia County residents. You can call 518-828-9446 or visit our website for more information on our programs.

Columbia Opportunities, Inc.
Education & Early Literacy, Emergency Assistance, Volunteer Tax Services. Learn more about a wide variety of programs that are offered, or call 518-828-4611.

Columbia-Greene Community College- Workforce Investment Office
Workshops, trainings, support and more for youth, businesses and individuals with disabilities. For more information, visit our website or call 518-828-4181 ext. 5510

Community Action of Greene County Inc.
CAGC empowers disadvantaged individuals and families to grow and thrive through advocacy and person-centered services. For a full list of programs we offer please visit our website at or call 518-943-9205.

Columbia County Recovery Kitchen volunteer-driven organization which prepares and delivers nutrient-rich, balanced meals to vulnerable adults and children who have been referred for meal-delivery throughout Columbia County.

Greene County Family Planning
Provides Medication Assisted Treatment, Health Screenings, Immunizations, Birth Control, Harm Reduction, and Peer Support. Offers Mobile Outreach: 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at Youth Clubhouse on Main Street in Catskill. Visit our website or call us at 518-719-3580 for more details.

Greene County Mental Health
Provides mental health treatment to Greene County residents. Please contact us by calling 518-622-9163 or visit our website for more information on our programs and services.

Healthcare Consortium
Provides non-emergency medical transportation, assists individuals in enrolling in insurance coverage, provides access to low-cost/no-cost prescription medications. You can find more information on the services we provide at Columbia Health Net or call 518-828-8820.

Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties
Provides recovery services, clinical services, residential services, peer support, case management an more. Please visit our website or contact us at 518-828-4619 for more information on our programs and services we provide.

Our Community Cares
Provides emotional and financial support to Columbia County residents who are experiencing a hardship. Please call 518-336-5254 or visit our website for more details.

Project Safe Point
Provides access to sterile syringes and supplies on the . Please call 518-449-3581 or visit our website for more information about the program and services we provide.

Tobacco-Free Action of Columbia & Greene Counties
Advocates for policy change that reduces exposure to secondhand smoke, provides educational presentations for youth and adults. Visit our page, call (518) 822.0999 Ext. 305 or e-mail: for more info!

Twin County Recovery Services
Outpatient treatment, residential treatment, prevention services and Impaired Driving Program to Columbia and Greene County residents. Please contact us by calling the Columbia County Clinic at  518-828-9300 or the Greene County Clinic 518-943-2036 or visit our website.

Youth Clubhouse (locations in Hudson and Catskill)
Youth drop in center provides an array of programming, mentoring, harm reduction, basic necessities, free food and fun! Please visit our Facebook or call Director Kai Hillmann at 518-567-7771 for more details.