This Saturday, October 27th  is "National Prescription Drug Take Back Day" and the Broome County Sheriff's Office is taking part in that collection.  The Sheriff's Department will be overseeing seven different collection sites in operation from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday.  Unwanted, outdated or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications can be dropped off at any of the sites.  No syringes or sharps  will be accepted on Saturday but the Sheriff's Department says in a media release that those items can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 7 A.M. to 5 P.M. at the Broome County Sheriff's Office Administrative Building in the lobby area.

Collection locations this Saturday include:

The Broome County Sheriff's Office, 155 Lt. Van Winkle Drive, Binghamton

Windsor Community House, 107 Main Street in Windsor

Johnson City Elks, 4212 Watson Blvd, Johnson City

The Scoop Ice Cream Parking Lot, Route 11 in Whitney Point

Vestal Fire Station #4, 3341 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal

Vestal Elks Lodge #2508, 2071 Vestal parkway West, Vestal


American Legion, Post 1700, 305 Maple Street in Endicott

The "National Prescription Drug Take Back Day" is designed to bring law enforcement and the community together to establish a safe collection site for acceptable medication disposal.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)


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