Prescription drugs

Where to Dispose of Prescription Drugs in WNY on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — The Drug Enforcement Administration will hold its National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, which aims to prevent addiction and reduce overdose deaths.

“National Prescription Drug Take-Away Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible way to get rid of prescription drugs, while educating the general public about the potential for drug abuse,” its website states.

Below 7 News has compiled a list of places in Western New York where law enforcement hosts sites where you can dispose of prescription drugs on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • Tonawanda Police Department, Kenmore Mercy Hospital – 2950 Elmwood Avenue, Kenmore
  • Cheektawaga Police Department, Cheektawaga Senior Center – 3349 Broadway, Buffalo
  • Hamburg Police Department, Wegmans – 3740 McKinley Parkway, Blasdell
  • West Seneca Police Department, Wegmans – 651 Dick Road, Cheektowaga
  • West Seneca Police Department, West Seneca Senior Center – 4620 Seneca St., West Seneca
  • North Tonawanda Police Department, DeGraff Memorial Hospital – 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda
  • Amherst Police Department, Millard Fillmore Hospital – 1540 Maple Road, Amherst
  • Hamburg Police Department, Hamburg Senior Center – 4540 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg
  • Lancaster Police Department, Twin District Fire Department – 4999 William Street, Lancaster
  • Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital – 5300 Military Road, Lewiston
  • North Collins Police Department, North Collins Police Department – 10543 Main Street, North Collins
  • Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Elma Town Hall – 1600 Bowen Road, Elma
  • Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, Pembroke Town Hall – 1145 Main Road, Corfu
  • Wyoming County Sheriff’s Department, Attica Police Department – 43 Exchange Street, Attica
  • Batavia Police Department, Batavia Police Department – Alva Place Parking Lot, Batavia Downtown Shopping Mall, Batavia
  • Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, Salamanca Municipal Building Fire Department – 225 Wildwood Avenue, Salamanca
  • Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, Delevan Plaza – 40 N. Main Street, Delevan
  • Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office, Alstar North Headquarters – 738 Monroe Street, Dunkirk
  • Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office – 151 N. Main Street, Warsaw
  • Roy Police Department, Roy Police Department – 3 Main Street West, Le Roy
  • Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, Public Safety Building – 13925 State Route 31, Albion
  • Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, Perry Police Department – 46 North Main Street, Perry
  • Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department, Old Five Star Bank – 284 East Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood
  • Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Warren County Sheriff’s Office – 407 Market Street, Warren, PA
  • Westfield Police Department, Westfield Family Doctors – 138 E. Main Street, Westfield
  • Olean Police Department, Olean Police Department, 101 E. State Street, Olean
  • Youngsville Borough Police Department, Youngsville Borough Police Department – 40 Railroad Street, Youngsville, Pennsylvania
  • Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, Canaserega Fire Department – 10 Main St., Canaseraga
  • Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, YMCA – 133 Bolivar Road, Wellsville
  • Wesleyville Borough Police Department, Wesleyville Borough Police Department – 3421 Buffalo Road, Erie, PA
  • Erie Police Office, Main Municipal Building for the City of Erie – 626 State Street, Erie, PA
  • Millcreek Township Police Department, Millcreek Township Police Department – 3608 West 26th Street Erie, PA

You can find more information on the DEA’s website here.

Joan J. Dean

The author Joan J. Dean