3 sites will take unused pharmaceuticals on Saturday

Posted 23 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Press Release, Sheriff Scott Hess
ALBION – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office will once again sponsor a Household Pharmaceuticals Collection Event on Saturday.

Sheriff Scott Hess and Jail Superintendent Scott Wilson are pleased to announce that the Sheriff’s Office will again participate in this semi-annual undertaking, which will takes place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:

Orleans County Public Safety Building, 13925 State Route 31, Albion
Holley Fire Department, 7 Thomas St., Holley
Medina Fire Department, 600 Main St., Medina

This is a collaborative effort with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the Orleans County Health Department, and the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse.

This is a great opportunity for the public to surrender unwanted and/or expired medications and drug paraphernalia for safe and proper disposal. Events such as these have dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, as well as increasing awareness of this critical public health issue.

Similar collection events held in the past have been touted by all involved as having been very successful.

Special thanks to the Holley and Medina fire departments for providing space in their facilities for this event.