How to discard unused medication

Every day, 2,000 teenagers use a prescription drug to get high for the first time. They’re primarily accessing these drugs in homes. It can be as easy as opening a cupboard, drawer or medicine cabinet. Prescription drugs are not exempt from causing harm to your teenager. The scary statistic-12 to 17 year olds abuse prescription drugs more than they abuse ecstasy, crack, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine combined.

But, the good news. There are steps you can take to help protect your teenager from prescription drug abuse: monitor the family’s prescriptions, secure them tightly in a locked cabinet, and properly dispose of expired and left over medications by depositing the prescription and over the counter drugs in MedReturn boxes located at police stations throughout Westchester County . You can also participate in the county initiative of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day that takes place each year in the Spring and Fall. (When the exacts dates are known, they will be posted on the Events & meeting page.) This is the safe way to dispose of prescription medications, patches, ointments, samples, plus vitamins, over-the-counter medications, and pet medications.

Download Westchester County’s MEDICATION TAKE-BACK PROGRAM 2015 brochure (PDF)

Ardsley Police Department
507 Ashford Avenue
Ardsley, NY 10502
914-693-1700

Bedford Police Department
307 Bedford Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
914-241-3111

Briarcliff Manor Police Department
1111 Pleasantville Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
914-941-2130

Buchanan Police Department
236 Tate Avenue
Buchanan, NY 10511
914-739-6776

Cortlandt Police Department
1 Heady Street, Purchasing Building
Cortlandt, NY 10567
914-864-7700

Croton Police Department
1 Van Wyck Street
Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520
914-271-4900

Eastchester Police Department
40 Mill Road
Eastchester, NY 10709
914-961-3464

Greenburgh Police Department
188 Tarrytown Road
Greenburgh, NY 10607
914-682-5300

Lewisboro Police Department
20 North Salem Road
Cross River, NY 10518
914-763-8903

Mt. Pleasant Police Department
One Town Hall Plaza
Valhalla NY 10595
914-769-1941

Mount Vernon Police Department
2 Roosevelt Square N
Mt. Vernon, NY 10550
914-665-2500

New Castle Police Department
200 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, NY 10514
914-238-4422

Ossining Village Police Department
88 Spring Street
Ossining, NY 10562
914-941-4099

Peekskill Police Department
2 Nelson Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566
914-737-8000

Pleasantville Police Department
80 Wheeler Avenue
Pleasantville, NY 10570
914-769-1500

Port Chester Police Department
350 No. Main Street
Port Chester, NY 10573
914-939-1000

Pound Ridge Police Department
177 Westchester Avenue
Pound Ridge, NY 10576
914-764-4206

Rye Brook Police Department
938 King Street
Rye Brook, NY 10573
914-937-1020

Rye City Police Department
21 McCullough Place
Rye, NY 10580
914-967-1234

Scarsdale Police Department
50 Tompkins Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914-722-1200

Sleepy Hollow Department
28 Beekman Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
914-631-0800

Somers Police Department
98 Primrose Street
Somers, NY 10589-0284
914-232-9622

Tarrytown Police Department
One Depot Plaza
Tarrytown, NY 10591
914-631-5544

White Plains Police Department
77 South Lexington Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
914-422-6111

Yorktown Police Department
2281 Crompond Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
914-962-4141

More information can also be found on the Westchester Government’s website:

http://environment.westchestergov.com/medications