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Take back unwanted medication in Yates County

On Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Yates County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The Sheriff’s Office advises that disposing of unused medicines by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash may pose potential environmental, safety, and health hazards. 

Bring your over-the-counter, pet, and prescription medications for disposal at the rear of the Yates County Courthouse at 415 Liberty Street, Penn Yan where YCSO uniform officers will greet you at the drive-thru event and take it for proper disposal. The service is free and anonymous, no exit of your vehicle and no questions asked. 


Other permanent drug drop-box locations are also available from the Sheriff’s Office at the Public Safety building in Penn Yan 24X7 and M-F at the Starkey Town Hall in Dundee, NY and the Rushville NY Village offices. These daily availability locations have been used by many, and we thank you for the proper disposal of meds. 



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