Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 23 will be drive-up event

Posted 12 October 2021 at 1:46 pm

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Chris Bourke

ALBION – Sheriff Chris Bourke is pleased to announce that the Sheriff’s Office will again participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Justice – Drug Enforcement Administration and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

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

Due to the Current Covid-19 restrictions, the Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a drive-up event. All medications and sharps will be collected from participants at their vehicle. We are kindly requesting face coverings while participating in this event.

The only authorized collection site for this event will be located at the Orleans County Public Safety Building, 13925 State Route 31. We apologize for any inconvenience of not having multiple collection locations for this event and thank the community for your understanding.