Today Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn announced that the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the pharmaceutical waste collection program by providing collection receptacles at each of the three Sheriff’s Office zone substations and the downtown Property and Evidence location.

“The pharmaceutical waste collection program is important for a number of reasons”, said Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn. “Unused and expired prescription medications is first and foremost a public safety issue. Prescription narcotics abuse has become an epidemic among adolescents and many times these medications are obtained from their parents’ or grandparents’ medicine cabinets. Providing a safe and easy way to dispose of these medications is important to the entire community.”

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is proud to participate in the waste collection program along with our law enforcement partners in Monroe County.

“A pharmaceutical collection service provides the community with a flexible and convenient way of discarding expired and unused medications,” said Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson. “Improperly disposed of medications is both a public safety and environmental concern.”

The Sheriff’s Office is grateful to be a partner in this program providing greater service to our residents with four convenient pharmaceutical waste collection locations. Monroe County has always been a leader in New York State and beyond in developing and instituting pharmaceutical waste collection programs.

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