East End Medication Disposal Program

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.



Medications Accepted 

  • 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

  • Syringes
  • Medical waste
  • Mercury thermometers


Participating Police Departments and Accessibility Hours:

110 Old Riverhead Road, Hampton Bays, (631) 702-2254
Open 24/7

East Hampton
131 Wainscott NW Road, Wainscott, (631) 537-7575
Open 24/7

41405 Route 25, Peconic, (631) 765-2600
Open 8am-10pm

Shelter Island
44 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island (631) 749-0600
Open 24/7

Village of East Hampton
1 Cedar Street, East Hampton, (631) 324-0777
Open 24/7

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
Open 24/7

210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, (631) 727-4500
It will be open 24/7.