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Reminder: DEA National Drug Take-Back Day

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will conduct a nationwide drug collection on Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Collections will be held at many locations around the state and are the best way to dispose of unused and unwanted pharmaceuticals to protect our environment. For more information and locations, visit DEA’s National Drug Take-Back webpage.

In addition, the DEA allows retail pharmacies (Call your local pharmacy to se if they are authorized) and other entities to become authorized collectors, so there are medication drop box at the following locations:

Carmel Town Hall

Philipstown Town Hall

Patterson Town Hall

Pleasant Valley Town Hall

Kent Police  Department

Putnam County Sheriff's Department

Putnam County Health Department (AKA Kern Building above DMV on Geneva Road) in Brewster

In addition, the DEA allows retail pharmacies and other entities to become authorized collectors, so there are medication drop box locations that are open year-round. Visit DEC's Drugs in New York's Waters webpage for more information about keeping drugs out of our waters.

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