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Safely dispose of medications Saturday

Safely dispose of medications Saturday
Posted at 8:52 AM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 08:52:19-04

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and many local police stations, hospitals, and fire halls are hosting drug drop-offs.

Western New Yorkers are encouraged to bring their unwanted, unused, and expired medications for proper and safe disposal, no questions asked.

Extra medication can pose a danger to the community if it falls into the wrongs hands.

Throwing the medication out in the garbage or flushing it town the toilet can cause environmental problems and pollute the water supply.

Here are a list of some locations hosting drop-offs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Angola --  Evans Municipal Center, 8787 Erie Rd Rt. 5

Buffalo -- Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

Cheektowaga -- St. Joseph’s Campus of Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2605 Harlem Rd.

Dunkirk -- Alstar Ambulance, 738 Monroe St.

Grand Island -- Grand Island Town Hall (Hosted by Erie County Sheriff's Office), 2255 Baseline Rd

Kenmore -- Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave.

Lakewood -- Chautauqua Mall parking lot (in front of JC Penney), 318 E. Fairmont Ave.

Lancaster -- Twin District Fire Department, 4999 William St.

North Collins -- North Collins Police Department, 10543 Main St.

North Tonawanda -- DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St.

Orchard Park -- Mercy Ambulatory Center, 3669 Southwestern Blvd

Town of Hamburg --  Hamburg Senior Community Center (Hosted by Town of Hamburg Police, 4540 Southwestern Blvd.

West Seneca -- West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St

Westfield -- Westfield Family Physicians, 138 E. Main St.

Williamsville -- Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, 1450 Maple Rd.