Village of Canisteo’s Drug Collection Unit in Service

December 21st, 2017

Pictured are Norm McCumiskey (Steuben County Coalition for Drug Prevention), Chief Kyle Amidon, SFC Kyle King (National Counter Drug Task Force)

CANISTEO, NY – The village of Canisteo recently received a grant to install a drug collection unit in the lobby of Village Hall, 8 Green Street in Canisteo. The unit, sponsored by CVS’s Health Medication Disposal for Safer Communities program, will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances.

“Safely disposing of unused medication is critical to preventing prescription drug abuse and keeping pharmaceuticals out of our waterways,” said Police Chief Kyle Amidon. “The village is proud to partner with CVS Health and we thank them for their commitment to helping residents reduce the amount of unneeded medication in our community.”

The new drug collection unit site is open to the public from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday and any drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked. Residents can inquire about the Medication Disposal program at the toll free number 1-866-559-8830 or visit www.cvs.com/content/prescription-drug-abuse.

Drug Collection Unit Located in the Lobby of Village Hall