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Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs

NYS Medication Take-Back Program

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration, in collaboration with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, allows local pharmacies, retailers, and other entities to set up drug disposal drop-off spots around the state. Locations within Cayuga County include:

  • Pine Hill Hometown Pharmacy Inc.

    2949 State Rt 370, Cato, NY 13033
  • Herbst Pharmacy Inc.

    1 Church Street, Port Byron, NY 13140
  • Cayuga County Sheriff's Office

    7445 County House Road, Auburn, NY 13021
  • Walgreens

    150 Grant Avenue, Auburn, NY 13021
  • Auburn Police Department

    46 North Street, Auburn, NY 13021
  • Rx City Pharmacy, Inc

    161 Genesee St, Auburn, NY 13021

To find more locations near you, follow this link: https://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=58175eea143d45b699296b2a63c74bd5&extent=-81.9219,39.4623,-68.9801,46.0128 

Accepted Medications

  • Over-the-Counter Medications

  • Pet Medications

  • Prescription Medications

  • Prescription Ointments

  • Prescription Patches

  • Prescriptions

  • Samples

  • Vitamins

  • Electronic vaping devices and cartridges 

Do not flush or pour unwanted, unused, or expired medications down the drain.

Accepted Items & Additional Information

For more information and to view what items are accepted, please view the Dispose of Your Excess Medication (PDF)  .

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation also has information on their website on the proper disposal of household prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs.

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