Schuyler County, NY

04/16/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/16/2024 09:28

Drug Take Back Day is April 27

The Schuyler County Sheriff's Office, the Schuyler County Coalition on Underage Drinking and Drugs (SCCUDD), and Schuyler County Public Health are encouraging community members to participate in National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Community members can drop off their expired, unused, or unwanted medications between 10 AM and 2 PM at the Hector Fire Department and Beaver Dams Fire Department. Community members who are trying to quit smoking are also able to dispose of tobacco products at the events.

"Medications that sit unused in homes can be dangerous," warned Schuyler County Sheriff Kevin Rumsey. "They can end up being taken and abused by someone, or a child can end up taking them by accident and become extremely ill or worse."

Free and anonymous medication disposal will be available during these events. Medications, ointments, and sprays will be accepted. Needles cannot be accepted. Tobacco products, except for e-cigarettes, will also be accepted at these events.

"We are happy the Sheriff's Office was able to add tobacco take back services once again," shared Schuyler County Public Health Director Jill Kasprzyk. "It is great that community members have the opportunity to take that first step toward quitting by throwing out their cigarettes, chew, or other tobacco products."

Community members can also dispose of unwanted, expired, and unused prescription drugs year-round by using the 24/7 confidential drop boxes available at the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office in Watkins Glen, in the foyer at the Human Services Complex in Montour Falls, and in the lobby at the Watkins Glen Village Police Department.