When flushed down the toilet, prescription and over-the-counter medications can contaminate our drinking water, as well as our bays and harbors.
That’s why we established the East End Medication Disposal Program, which allows and encourages residents to throw out unused medications in a Medication Drop Box, permanently located at a nearby police station. Proper disposal of medications can also help prevent drug misuse, abuse, and harm to children, pets, and others.
- Expired or unwanted over-the-counter medications, including pet medications
- Prescription drugs including antibiotics and controlled substances
- Pills, powders, liquids and EPI pens
*Medications will be accepted in any container, bag, bottle, etc. Feel free to black out label if desired.
Items Not Accepted
- Medical waste
- Mercury thermometers
Participating Police Departments and Accessibility Hours:
110 Old Riverhead Road, Hampton Bays, (631) 702-2254
131 Wainscott NW Road, Wainscott, (631) 537-7575
41405 Route 25, Peconic, (631) 765-2600
44 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island (631) 749-0600
Village of East Hampton
1 Cedar Street, East Hampton, (631) 324-0777
Village of Sag Harbor
70 Division Street, Sag Harbor, (631) 725-0247
Open Mon-Fri. 9am-3pm
Village of Westhampton Beach
165 Mill Road, Westhampton Beach, (631) 288-3444
210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, (631) 727-4500
It will be open 24/7.
For more information contact: Jenn Hartnagel, Environmental Advocate
631-765-6450, ext. 211