RENSSELAER COUNTY TO SPONSOR SEVEN PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK EVENTS THIS SATURDAY, COUNTY EXECUTIVE MCLAUGHLIN, SHERIFF RUSSO AND CHAIRWOMAN HOFFMAN ANNOUNCE
Rensselaer County is sponsoring a series of prescription drug take-backs at seven locations across the county to help safely remove unwanted drugs from circulation, County Executive Steve McLaughlin, Sheriff Pat Russo and Chairwoman of the Legislature Kelly Hoffman announced.
The drug take-back will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., county officials announced. Public Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas and Department of Mental Health Commissioner Katherine Alonge-Coons are also supporting the take-back day.
April 30 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and supported by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
“There have been so many tragedies because of drug abuse in our county and across upstate. Having opportunities to safely dispose of unused or unwanted prescription drugs helps provide an important defense in our fight against drug abuse,” said County Executive McLaughlin.
“We are committed to safely removing as many prescription drugs as possible to help prevent the drugs from falling into the wrong hands and causing harm. These events have been effective in recent years and our county is united in this fight,” said Sheriff Pat Russo.
“The past take-back events in Rensselaer County have been busy and successful in removing many prescription drugs from homes and neighborhoods. We appreciate the support of our law enforcement partners in coordinating safe collection and disposal of these drugs,” said Chairwoman of the Legislature Kelly Hoffman.
Collection Sites Include:
East Greenbush Police Department
225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144
Schodack Police Department
At Walgreens, 1645 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton, NY 12033
Village of Hoosick Falls Police Department
24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
North Greenbush Police Department
133 Bloomingrove Drive, Troy, NY 12180
City of Troy Police Department
55 State Street, Troy, NY 12180
Rensselaer County Sheriff
At West Sand Lake Fire Department, 3697 NY 43, West Sand Lake, NY 12196
Rensselaer Police Department
At North End Fire House, 2 St. Francis Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144