Drug Take Back


The Guilderland Police Department participates in the Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take Back Day which is held twice a year. Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. Studies shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA's Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Drug Take Back Day officials will not ask questions of nor request identification from anyone.

Items that Can / Cannot Be Disposed Of

What Can Be Disposed Of

  • Controlled, non-controlled, and over-the-counter substances
  • Medication in its original container or removed from its container and disposed of directly into the disposal boxes
    • If an original container is submitted, be sure to remove any identifying information from the prescription label

What Cannot Be Disposed Of

  • No sharps and syringes


Please follow these guidelines so that contactless drop-off can be provided:

  • Put your medications in a bag, if possible
  • Put bagged medications in a place that you can easily access while remaining in your vehicle, or place the bag in your trunk so an officer may retrieve it
  • Drive through to the drop-off point and stay in your vehicle
  • Follow the officers' instructions