YONKERS, N.Y. -- The Yonkers Police Department is taking part in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
YPD’s four precincts will be drop-off points for any residents who would like to dispose of any unused or expired medication for safe disposal. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications. “Too many times we hear of incidences in which prescription drugs found in homes are taken for uses other in which they were intended,” said Mayor Mike Spano.
“I encourage residents to do a cleaning of their medicine cabinets and dispose their medication properly and safely. Thanks to the efforts of the Yonkers Police Department and the DEA, this service is an easy step in preventing potential drug abuse and trafficking.” “We will partner once again with the DEA to help make our residents' homes here in Yonkers a safer place," said Charles Gardner, Yonkers police commissioner.
"This is a no-questions-asked event -- just stop by your local precinct and drop off the unused or expired medications. It’s is an easy and efficient way to help keep a home safe from prescription drug abuse." Collection bins accessible to the public will be located in each precinct front-desk area. Participants can go to the following four precincts in Yonkers to drop off prescription drugs:
- 1st Precinct – 730 East Grassy Sprain Road. Phone: 914-377-7477.
- 2nd Precinct – 441 Central Park Ave. Phone: 914-377-7452.
- 3rd Precinct – 435 Riverdale Ave. Phone: 914-377-7427.
- 4th Precinct – 53 Shonnard Place. Phone: 914-377-7402
The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.
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