Sheriff’s Office will be collection point for Prescription Take-Back Day

Posted 24 October 2022 at 1:16 pm

Press release, Orleans County Sheriff Chris Bourke

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

This is a collaborative effort with 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 & proper disposal. Used vape pens or other e-cigarette devices can also be turned in for disposal, only after the batteries are removed from the devices. The Sheriff’s Office will not be responsible for removing the batteries from these devices.

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.

The only authorized collection site for this event will be located at the Orleans County Public Safety Building, 13925 State Route 31, Albion, NY 14411.