Drop off unneeded medications today
SCHENECTADY — Local law enforcement agencies are taking part in a nationwide effort today to collect and dispose of dangerous, no-longer-needed prescription drugs.
The effort is headed by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and allows people to dispose of unused prescription drugs safely, and at no cost.
The goal is to keep the prescription drugs out of the hands of youths and others who might abuse them, and to avoid environmental contamination by improper disposal.
The event is to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. A full list of locations is available at DEA.gov.