For years unused or unwanted medications have been disposed of down drains, which results in them ending up in our local water supplies, rivers, and lakes.
Using a Pill Drop Box for your unused or unwanted prescriptions is COMPLETELY anonymous and confidential.
2020 Pill Drop Location and Take Back Results:
- 678.7 pounds of medications dropped off at drop boxes.
- 179 pounds of medications dropped off at Bolivar and Cuba Fall Pill Drop.
Alfred Pharmacy, 36 North Main Street, Alfred, NY 14802
Alfred State University Police, Theta Gamma House, 10 Upper College Drive, Alfred, NY 14802
Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, 4884 State Route 19, Belmont, NY 14813
Cuba Police Department, 15 Water Street, Cuba, NY 14727
Fillmore Pharmacy, 10560 State Route 19, Fillmore, NY 14735
Friendship Pharmacy, 9 West Main Street, Friendship, NY 14739
Jones Memorial Hospital, 191 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895
Jones Memorial Medical Practice, 120 First Street, Bolivar, NY 14715
Nicholson’s Pharmacy, 36 Schuyler Street, Belmont, NY 14813
Wellsville Police Department, 46 South Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895
Pill Drop Events
Allegany County Pill Drop is a special initiative to help reduce the availability of drugs that can be easily sold on the streets. More times than not, our medicine cabinets are filled up and overflowing of expired or unwanted drugs and medicinal supplies.
Partners for Prevention in Allegany County in partnership with the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, the Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse(ACASA), local police departments and fire departments, pharmacists, and coalition members provide opportunities for individuals to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of their unused, unwanted, or expired drugs. The Pill Drop Take-Backs coincides with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s(DEA) National Take-Back Initiative. There are two days a year that this initiative takes place; once in the Spring(April) and once in the Fall(October).
Since 2008, we have collected over a million dollars of controlled substances (approximate street value) to help reduce incidents of crime, illegal sales, while helping to keep our water supplies safe and clean.
2020 Allegany County Pill Drop Events
The 2020 Spring Pill Drops was cancelled due to COVID-19. The 2020 Fall Pill Drop was held at Bolivar and Cuba. A total of 41 cars stopped and dropped off a total of 179 pounds of medications.
If you would like a pill drop event in your community please email Coalition Coordinator Jonathan Chaffee.