Erie County holding Drug Drop-Off Day Monday

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Erie County Department of Health is holding a Drug Drop-Off Day on Monday.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. representatives will be at the Erie County Emergency Services Training & Operations Center at 3359 Broadway in Cheektowaga.

“This is a convenient way to ensure that unused drugs do not fall into the wrong hands” Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein said. “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.”

Over-the-counter and prescription drugs will be accepted. Examples are pills, patches, liquids, needles and other “sharps.”

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

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