Prescription drop-off boxes are now available in the lobby of the Town of Tonawanda Police Department to provide citizens with a safe and anonymous way of disposing of drugs and used syringes that might otherwise end up misused.
The secure boxes received from the Erie County Health Department are available 24-hours a day and have become a part of law enforcement’s response to the national epidemic involving prescription painkillers.
No forms need to be filled out, or any explanation given, the department said in a release. Citizens can simply stop in the lobby, make their drops, and leave.
Prior to making a syringe drop, it is asked that syringes be placed in empty soda (or similar) capped container – no larger than two liters in size. Prescription medications need not be labeled, simply deposit them in the drop box for disposal.
The police station is located at 1835 Sheridan Drive.