Batavia police participate in national drug take-back program Oct. 24

  • Bring old, unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs to National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 23, at various locations across the Fox Valley.

    Bring old, unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs to National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 23, at various locations across the Fox Valley. Daily Herald archives

 
 
Updated 10/19/2021 2:19 PM

The Batavia Police Department, 100 N. Island Ave., will be participating a location for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that most abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA's Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

 

For information on a collection site near you, go to takebackday.dea.gov.

For a list of guidelines and approved medications for drop-off at the Batavia Police Department site, visit www.cityofbatavia.net.

In addition to medications, the Batavia Police Department will collect vape pens or other e-cigarette devices from individual consumers only after the batteries are removed from the devices. It is important to stress that the Batavia Police Department is not responsible for removing the batteries from the devices.

If the batteries cannot be removed, individual consumers can check with large electronic chain stores who may accept vape pen or e-cigarette devices for proper disposal.

Individual consumers may also contact their local Hazardous Materials Management Facility to determine if they accept these devices, and for additional guidance regarding proper disposal.

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