title_header

ERIE.GOV | Your information resource from the government of Erie County, New York


County Executive Elected Officials County Departments Living In Erie County Visiting Erie County Growing your business in Erie County State and regional municipalities

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


OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

We all recall back in November 2014 when our community got 7+ feet of snow but some neighboring towns had nothing more than a dusting. Well, on July 20, 2017, Hamburg once again took the brunt of a major weather event when the first tornado in...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon, Chairwoman of the Health and Human Services Committee, is pleased to announce that Ruthie’s Law was signed by the County Executive on July 7. The law requires improved accountability from nursing homes in...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon is partnering with Unyts and the Lackawanna Library to host a blood drive during a time of year when donations are historically low.  

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon thanks the members of the New York State Assembly and Senate for approving legislation that would benefit volunteer firefighters who develop cancer due to being exposed to carcinogens while protecting the...

Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that the Legislature has voted in support of Mitchell’s Law, a proposal that would make it a Class-E felony to injure a K-9 officer or other police animal throughout New York State. The...

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.