Policy

Leftover or outdated prescription and over-
the-counter medicines should not be flushed down the toilet. Residents
are encouraged to use the Prescription Drug Drop Box, located in the
lobby of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department on Rt. 29, Johnstown.
It is no cost and available 24 hours a day. (Controlled substances and
veterinary medicine are also accepted. No liquids or sharps). The
Gloversville Police Department also has a drop-box in the lobby. Open
8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Most pharmacies in Fulton County have
mailback programs for old medicines. An alternate disposal method is
to mix the medicine with dirt, kitty litter, or coffee grounds and put it
into the regular garbage. The empty pill bottles are also garbage (not
recycling).