Residents can drop off unwanted medications on Sept. 26

Posted 17 September 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 next weekend.

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 take place on Sept. 26 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

This is a collaborative effort with the NYS 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 highly successful.

There are three collection 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.

Special Thanks to the Holley and Medina Fire Departments for providing space in their facilities for this event.