Safely Dispose of your Unwanted/Expired Medications and Remove the Risk of Drug Misuse.

Here are two ways:

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? A: YES!


  • 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