Roughly 10,000 pounds of drugs destroyed after drop off event

Courtesy: Erie County Department of Environment and Planning.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Erie County officials are branding a recent drug drop-off event on April 30 as a success, raking in more than 13,000 pounds of expired or unneeded drugs to be destroyed.

The larger drop-off event followed a month-long push to raise awareness about the program and a county-wide active drop-off at the end of the month. In the seven years that the program has existed, officials say they’ve collected over 100,000 tons of unneeded drugs.

They added to that total with at least six tons of drugs, all of which were destroyed on May 3.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said more than 4,000 families chose to drop off drugs to add to that total. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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