Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick reminds residents that the Erie County Sheriff's Office maintains a drug and syringe drop box at Grand Island Town Hall, located at 2255 Baseline Road. The box is located in the front entrance and is accessible Monday through Friday during business hours.
"There are dozens of these drug and syringe drop box located throughout the county and they are having a positive impact on our community. Since 2013, the sheriff's office has collected and properly disposed of 14.5 tons of medications and 4.5 tons of syringes. That is in addition to the other agencies, including Tonawanda Police, who participate in this program. By properly disposing of materials, they are kept out of the wrong hands and out of our waterways," said Hardwick. "Please use the drop boxes provided. They are making a difference in our towns and cities."
The Town of Tonawanda Police Department has a box located at the police station, 1835 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda. For information, call 716-876-5300. For a list of additional locations, visit the County Health Department website at www.erie.gov/health
and choose the "Medication & Needle Disposal" link at the bottom of the page. According to Hardwick, all medications - prescription and over-the-counter - are accepted, no questions asked. Residents can drop off pills, liquids, ointments, patches, etc. All materials are properly disposed of through incineration.
For information or assistance, contact Hardwick's Legislative Office at 716-858-8672 or email [email protected]