Drug Take Back Day with the Guilderland Police Department

Event Type: Consumer Health
Date: 10/26/2019
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 2:00 PM
 The Guilderland Public Library and the Guilderland Police Department are teaming up for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's nationwide Drug Take-Back Day, a one-day collaborative effort between the DEA and state and local law enforcement agencies focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets.

A national take-back day provides a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and the business community to collaborate and establish a safe collection site and brings a national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

Medications CANNOT be left at the library prior to October 26.

Medications may be turned in to the police officers in the library's auxiliary parking lot from 10am to 2pm on October 26 only.

What CAN be disposed:
• Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances
• Medication in its original container or removed from its container and disposed of directly into the disposal boxes. (If an original container is submitted, be sure to remove any identifying information from the prescription label.)

What CANNOT be disposed:
• No sharps and syringes

Drug Take Back Day officials will not ask questions of nor request identification from anyone.

Location: Parking Lot
Contact: Ann C. Wemple-Person
Presenter: Guilderland Police Department