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Local law enforcement partners are teaming up for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Batavia Police detective Patrick Corona says that getting excess prescription drugs out of people’s homes serves two significant purposes.

“We want people to take advantage of this program for a couple of reasons,” Corona said. “One, it gets unwanted, unused medications off the street so they’re not there for possible abuse. Secondly, proper disposal of these medications is important for the environment. It keeps those medications out of the waste water system which is an advantage for us all.”

Not only in this program efficient, but it is easy and anonymous.

“All people have to do is drive in, present their unwanted, unused medications to the personnel at those sites, and we’ll put those in proper containers. There’s no paperwork, there’s no questions asked. We take any kind of medication including sharps.”

The event takes place Saturday September 29th from 10am – 2 pm. For the convenience of GeneseeCounty residents, there will be three drop-off locations: The Batavia Police Department, the LeRoy Police Department and the Pembroke Town Highway Barns.

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