Broome County announces additional prescription drug drop box locations

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Broome County is making it easier for people to dispose of their unused opioid medications.

A news conference was held at the Broome County Office Building to announce additional locations for prescription drug drop boxes.

One has been put in the lobby of the County Office Building, with a second located at the Village of Endicott police department.

People can discard outdated and unused opioids along with other prescription drugs, but needles, liquids and aerosols cannot be deposited.

"We have a lot of prescription drugs that are laying around in people's medicine cabinets. Unfortunately, this is a prime opportunity for people to get into these drugs and abuse them, which can ultimately lead to heroin addiction," said Broome County Executive Jason Garnar.

The boxes are funded by a $7,000 grant from the George and Margaret Mee Foundation.


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