Drug Drop-Off Monday, December 5th; Unused & Unwanted Drugs Can be Surrendered from 10am--6pm in Cheektowaga

Modified: December 1, 2016 3:06pm

12/02/2016

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PRESS RELEASE

 From the Office of the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Gale R. Burstein

 December 2, 2016                             

CONTACT: Mary C. St. Mary/Mary.StMary@Erie.Gov

Phone: 716.858.4941/ Mobile: 716.253.3925

Drug Drop-Off Monday, December 5th

 Unused & Unwanted Drugs Can Be Surrendered from 10am—6pm in Cheektowaga 

ERIE COUNTY, NY—The Erie County Department of Health (“ECDOH”) strongly encourages all residents to safely dispose of their unwanted drugs at Monday’s Drug Drop-Off Day.  On December 5th, from 10:00am – 6:00pm, ECDOH representatives will be at the Erie County Emergency Services Training & Operations Center (3359 Broadway Cheektowaga 14227) to accept both prescription and over the counter (“OTC”) drugs. Pills and other solids, like patches, can be brought to the collection site, as well as liquids, needles or other “sharps”. 

“This is a convenient way to ensure that unused drugs do not fall into the wrong hands” said Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein. “Unused medications in a home are a public health and safety risk. They can be accidentally ingested if mistaken for another drug, misused by other family members or visitors to your house and possibly make your home a target for theft.”

Burstein concluded: “It is important to note that this service is free and anonymous. No questions will be asked. With the drive-through drop-off, participants do not even have to exit their cars.”   Poster

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For more information:

Erie County Department of Health

ECDOH Medication Disposal & Needle Access and Disposal Sites