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Astorino, Murphy Announce 12 New Drop Boxes for Unused Meds

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Astorino, Murphy Announce 12 New Drop Boxes for Unused Meds

January 29, 2016 - 08:40
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Astorino, Murphy Announce 12 New Drop Boxes for Unused Meds

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced that 12 additional drop boxes for unused prescription drugs have been brought to the county thanks to an $8,000 state grant secured by Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown).  The proper disposal of unused prescription meds is critical so as they do not get into our water systems or into the hands of people who can misuse them.  Both men spoke of the local heroin epidemic that can often start with prescription drug abuse.

“Prescription medication can be a life saver when properly used, but when not properly disposed of they can be a real health and safety issue,” said Astorino. “Thanks to Senator Murphy’s efforts, we have delivered 12 more of these receptacles, where residents can take their unused medications for proper disposal.  Don’t throw them in the trash, don’t flush them down the toilet and don’t just leave them lying around the house. Go to your nearest drop box and dispose of them properly.”

“I am proud to partner with County Executive Rob Astorino and to be able to deliver the needed grant money to make this project a reality,” said Senator Murphy. “Having hosted a number of medication take-back programs, at which we averaged nearly two hundred pounds of discarded medications, it became clear more disposal options were needed for our residents.”

Westchester is a pioneer in the Med Return effort having started the practice back in 2008.  The Astorino administration has dramatically increased the number of municipalities equipped with them, and after today’s announcement the total number of drop boxes within the county stands at 38.

Astorino and Murphy, who were joined at press conference unveiling a new drop box at the North Salem Police Department by Legislator Francis Corcoran (R-Bedford) and North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas.

The following is a list of all the drop boxes in Westchester County.  Residents do not need to make an appointment.  They only need to visit during hours the facility is open.

Ardsley 507 Ashford Avenue (693-1700)

Bedford 307 Bedford Road (241-3111)

Briarcliff Manor 1111 Pleasantville Road (941-2130)

Bronxville 200 Pondfield Road (337-0500)

Buchanan 236 Tate Avenue (739-6776)

Cortlandt * 1 Heady Street (864-7700)

Croton 1 Van Wyck Street (271-5177)

Dobbs Ferry 112 Main Street (693-5500)

Eastchester 40 Mill Road (961-3464)

Elmsford 15 South Stone Avenue (592-8383)

Greenburgh 188 Tarrytown Road (682-5300)

Harrison 650 North Street (967-5111)

Hastings 7 Maple Avenue (478-2344)

Larchmont 120 Larchmont Avenue (834-1000)

Lewisboro 20 North Salem Road (763-8903)

Mamaroneck (Town) 740 West Boston Post Road (381-6100)

Mount Pleasant 1 Town Hall Plaza (769-1941)

Mount Vernon 2 Roosevelt Square North (665-2500)

New Castle 200 So. Greeley Avenue (Chappaqua) (238-4422)

North Castle 15 Bedford Road (Armonk) (273-9500)

North Salem 66 June Road (669-5540)

Ossining Village 88 Spring Street (941-4099)

Peekskill 2 Nelson Avenue (737-8000)

Pelham Manor 4 Penfield Place (738-1000)

Pelham 34 Fifth Avenue (738-2000)

Pleasantville 80 Wheeler Avenue (769-1500)

Port Chester 350 North Main Street (939-1000)

Pound Ridge 177 Westchester Avenue (764-4206)

Rye Brook 938 King Street (937-1020)

Rye City 21 McCullough Place (967-1234)

Scarsdale 50 Tompkins Road (722-1200)

Sleepy Hollow 28 Beekman Ave (631-0800)

Somers 98 Primrose Street (232-9622)

Tarrytown One Depot Plaza (631-5544)

Tuckahoe 65 Main Street (961-4800)

Westchester County Office 148 Martine Avenue (White Plains)  (864-7700)

White Plains 77 South Lexington Avenue (422-6400)

Yorktown 2281 Crompond Road (962-4141)