Safe Medication Disposal

Safely Dispose of Medications

Get rid of your unwanted/expired medications and remove the risk of drug misuse

Two resources to know…

1. Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System

We offer FREE Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal System to safely destroy unwanted medication. Please contact to request your FREE kit.

What is Deterra?

Deterra was created to reduce the risk of abuse, misuse and accidental ingestion of leftover medication, especially prescription opioids. Learn more about our solution to safe drug disposal.

How does Deterra Work?

Deterra Pouches can rid any home of dangerous, leftover drugs in minutes. See how easy it is to deactivate and dispose of pills, patches, liquids, creams and films in three simple steps.

How to use Deterra?

Please watch this video:

2. Medication Drop Boxes Located in Saratoga County

There are a number of locations throughout Saratoga County to safely drop off your unwanted/expired medications.

Q: Are there any costs?
A: No, disposal is free to anyone.

Q: When and where?
A: All boxes are available 24 hours a day and located at the addresses below.

Q: What medications?
A: Any prescription or over the counter medication (NO NEEDLES PLEASE)

Q: Is it anonymous?


Saratoga County Sheriffs Office
Public Health Building
6010 County Farm Rd,
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Saratoga Springs Police Department
5 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
— use side entrance on Lake Ave.

Saratoga Hospital
Emergency Room Lobby
Enter at ER entrance off of Myrtle St.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Town of Waterford Public Safety
65 Broad Street
Waterford, NY 12188

CVS Pharmacy #731
34 Congress St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 587-3098

Various Walgreens locations

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