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.
2019 Spring Pill Drop Event
Using a Pill Drop Box for your unused or unwanted prescriptions is COMPLETELY anonymous and confidential.
2018 Pill Drop Location and Take Back Results:
- 1,206.8 pounds of total medications taken back.
- 11,166.7 grams of controlled medications collected.
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.
2018 Allegany County Pill Drop Events
The 2018 Spring Pill Drops were held in Bolivar and Wellsville. A total of 42 cars stopped and dropped off a total of 78 pounds of medications. The 2018 Fall Pill Drops were held in Canaseraga and Cuba. A total of 32 cars stopped and dropped off 66 pounds of medications.
If you would like a pill drop event in your community please email Coalition Coordinator Jonathan Chaffee.