Broome County Executive Opens Opioid Drop Box in County Office Building and At Endicott Police Station
BINGHAMTON, NY –Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced that two community medication collection units will be available at the Broome County Office Building and at the Endicott Police Station.
Thanks to a grant from the George and Margaret Mee Foundation in the amount of $7,110.70, the two collection units will be open from Monday thru Friday, 8 A.M. until 5 P.M. for residents to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. The grant covered the cost of the collection units as well as the cost of disposal for five years.
The collection units will be emptied by the Broome County Sheriff’s Office before being destroyed in an incinerator.
“Most drug dependencies begin with simple prescriptions,” said Garnar. “These community medication collection units will be a great help to prevent the increase of future addictions.”
The community medication collection units accept prescriptions, vitamins, over-the-counter medications, pet medications, prescription patches and prescription ointments.