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Legislator Dixon announces local collection sites for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day


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Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon reminds residents that the annual Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, April 27 and several sites across Erie County will be accepted prescription and non-prescription medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and supported by several local agencies, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collects thousands of pounds of drugs and disposes of them properly. In 2012, a total of 488,395 pounds of medications were collected across the country.

 

“This is a great opportunity to drop off any medications you have around the home that are expired or unwanted. Keeping unnecessary drugs in the home can lead to many dangers, including abuse or accidental ingestion, especially if there are children present. Please take a look around your home and if you have items that need to be disposed of, plan to drop them off at one of the several sites that will be set up in Erie County,” said Legislator Dixon.

 

Local collection sites include:

  • Hamburg Police Department, collecting at West Herr Collision Center, 5140 Camp Road, Hamburg, NY, 14075
  • Buffalo Police Department, collecting at Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14218

 

For additional information or to search additional collection sites, please visit www.dea.gov.