National Drug Take Back Day is April 28: Here’s who is participating


Saturday, April 28 is National Drug Take Back Day and a number of locations in the Capital Region will be accepting unused or expired medication for safe disposal.

National Drug Take Back Day is part of the movement to prevent prescription pill abuse and theft. Studies show that the majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. 

Locations around the country will accept potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription or over the counter medications for destruction. The service is free and anonymous. No questions asked.

Participating locations and organizations in the Capital Region include:

Warren County Sheriff’s Office
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1400 State Rt. 9 – Next to the Warren County Municipal Center in Queensbury

Colonie Police Department 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Main Courtroom of the Public Safety Center
312 Wolf Road in Latham

Saratoga Springs Police Department
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Maple Avenue side of City Hall
Saratoga Hospital – in small Myrtle Ave parking lot across from E.R.

Pittsfield Police Department
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
39 Allen St, Pittsfield, MA

These are just a few of the locations locally participating in National Drug Take Back Day. To see the complete list and find the participating location nearest you visit:

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