Local organizations continue fight against drug usage (Sponsored Content)

(Photo via the Cortland County Health Department April Newsletter).

The Cortland County Drug Disposal Program – a collaboration between Cortland Prevention Resources, the Rural Health Institute of NY, local law enforcement and other community partners and volunteers – recently announced via a release its drug take back event in the spring has combined with the fall event in September.

According to the release, the program is noted there are still multiple permanent medication disposal kiosks across Cortland County. 

Noted in the release, “We are reminding the community the importance of safely disposing of their unused or unneeded medications and are encouraging the public to use the convenient year-round options available at all law enforcement agencies, the emergency room and now a growing number of pharmacies in the community.

The locations for the medication disposal kiosks are as follows:

  • Rite Aid, 1067 Rt. 211, Cortland, near the pharmacy
  • CVS Pharmacy, 13 Port Watson St., Cortland, near the pharmacy
  • Kinney Drugs, 3666 Rt. 281, Cortland, near the pharmacy
  • Kinney Drugs, 14 Clinton Ave., Cortland, near the pharmacy
  • Guthrie Cortland Medical Center ER: 134 Homer Ave., available 24/7
  • Cortland County Sheriff’s Office: 54 Greenbush St., available 24/7
  • City of Cortland Police Department: 25 Court St., available 24/7
  • Village of Homer Police Department: 43 James St., Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
  • SUNY Cortland Police Department (Whitaker Hall): 4 Pashley Dr., available 24/7

Noted in the release, “We’re ensuring that residents can dispose of medications safely at any time without waiting for specific event dates.”

According to the release, the kiosks are “strategically placed” to offer accessibility for the community in the county.

Noted in the release, “Flushing unused medicines down the toilet or crushing them and mixing them with coffee grounds or kitty litter to dispose of them was once the preferred method of disposal. Unfortunately, studies have now found that this method of disposal is no longer safe for the environment.”

The release concluded with the program thanking the community. The official release can be viewed here.

For more information, go to healingcortland.org/disposal.