March 4th and March 11th

Poughkeepsie's Dutchess County Marcus J. Molinaro has announced several special events for the public to dispose of unwanted/unused medications during March. The Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program has been awarded funding through a New York State Department of Health grant project being administered by Riverkeeper Inc., aimed at increasing pharm waste reduction strategies.

In partnership with the Dutchess County Sheriff¹s Office, the STOP-DWI Program is coordinating drug collection events to provide the community the ability to drop off to safely dispose unwanted medications. In his 2017 State of the County address, County Executive Molinaro highlighted expanding prescription drug drop-off points, and making it easier for residents to dispose of such drugs, as an important component of fighting the opiate and heroin epidemic.

Collection drop off events have been scheduled as follows:

Saturday, March 11th 
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Amenia Town Hall (Winter Farmer¹s Market), 4988 Route 22, Amenia 
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Dover Fire House, 3122 Route 22, Dover Plains 
2 p.m. to 3:30 pm. Millbrook Fire House, 20 Front Street, Millbrook