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Niagara County adds more drug drop-off sites

NORTH TONAWANDA – Niagara County is adding more permanent locations for residents to safely dispose of unwanted or expired medications.

County and state officials will formally dedicate one of those drop-off sites at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the North Tonawanda Police Department, 216 Payne Ave. The drop-off container, a sealed metal box similar to a mailbox, was donated by Covanta Niagara, whose energy-from-waste incinerator will be used to destroy the contents.

“Niagara County is watching the resurgence of drug abuse closely, and with our present national opioid crisis, it is clear that eliminating prescription narcotics from circulation must be a priority,” said County Legislature Majority Leader Randy R. Bradt, R-North Tonawanda.

Other new drop-off points will be located at the Middleport Police Department, 12 Main St., and the Town of Niagara Police Department, 7105 Lockport Road. There are existing collection points at the Lewiston Police Department, 4059 Creek Road; the Niagara Falls Police Department, 1295 Main St.; the Lockport Police Department, One Locks Plaza; and the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, 5526 Niagara St. Extension, Lockport.