Allegany County Pill Drop is a special initiative to help reduce the availability of drugs that can be easily sold on the streets find their way into nature by our waterways, and into the hands of our youth. More times than not, our medicine cabinets are filled up and overflowing of expired or unwanted drugs and medicinal supplies.
Partners for Prevention in Allegany County in partnership with the Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Inc. (ACASA), Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, local police, fire departments, and emergency services, provide opportunities for individuals to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of their unused, unwanted, or expired drugs. The Pill Drop Take-Backs coincides with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take-Back Initiative. There are two days a year that this initiative takes place; once in the Spring(April) and once in the Fall(October).
Since 2008, we have collected over a million dollars of controlled substances (approximate street value) to help reduce incidents of crime, illegal sales, while helping to keep our water supplies safe and clean.
Spring Pill Drop was held in Andover and Friendship. 35 cars and 197.2 pounds of medications were brought in by community members.
Spring(April) was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19. Fall(October) Pill Drop at the Bolivar and Cuba Fire Departments had 41 cars drop off 179 pounds of medications.
Spring(April) Pill Drop at the Belfast Fire Department and the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day in Wellsville had 14 cars drop off 19 pounds of medications. Fall(October) Pill Drop at the Andover and Cuba Fire Departments had 64 cars drop off 106 pounds of medications and 2 containers of Sharps waste.
The 2018 Spring Pill Drops were held in Bolivar and Wellsville. A total of 42 cars stopped and dropped off a total of 78 pounds of medications. The 2018 Fall Pill Drops were held in Canaseraga and Cuba. A total of 32 cars stopped and dropped off 66 pounds of medications.
If you would like a pill drop event in your community please email email@example.com
If you are unable to attend our pill drops, you can always drop off your drugs at one of 10 permanent pill drop boxes located: Alfred Pharmacy, Alfred State University Police, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office in Belmont, Cuba Police Department, Fillmore Pharmacy, Friendship Pharmacy, Jones Memorial Hospital, Jones Memorial Medical Practice in Bolivar, Nicholson Pharmacy in Belmont, and Wellsville Police Department.