North Castle PD Announces Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

The North Castle Police Department is pleased to announce the implementation of a new program for disposing of prescription drugs and medications. Our new program allows citizens to safely rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription medications and provides for proper disposal, in doing so, protecting our children and the environment. The drug take back program originated with the Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.) working in conjunction with local municipalities on a semi-annual basis in which specific dates were set aside for citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription medications at their local police department. Traditionally, the North Castle Police Department, the D.E.A. and the North Castle Recycling Committee coordinated efforts so that the Drug Take Back Day took place on the same day as the highly successful Zero Waste Day in Town. The overwhelming public response led Town Officials and the North Castle Police Administration to explore ways to expand the program. Now, citizens can safely dispose of prescription medications 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The new North Castle Drug Collection Unit has been installed in the lobby of the Police Department which is located in Town Hall. The unit itself is similar to that of a U.S. Mailbox.

Acceptable Items:
- Prescription medications
- Prescription patches
- Prescription ointments
- Over the counter (OTC) medications
- Vitamins
- Medication samples
- Medication for pets

Non-acceptable items:
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Inhalers
- Aerosol cans
- Needles
- OTC ointments, lotions, liquids

For questions regarding this new program, contact the Police Department at (914) 273-9500.