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North Salem Gets One Of 12 Added Drop-Off Boxes For Unused Drugs

From left, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Westchester County Legislator Francis Corcoran and state Sen. Terrence Murphy pose with a drug drop-off box in North Salem.
From left, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, Westchester County Legislator Francis Corcoran and state Sen. Terrence Murphy pose with a drug drop-off box in North Salem. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino today announced that 12 additional drop boxes for unused prescription drugs have been brought to the county, thanks to an $8,000 state grant secured by State Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown).

The proper disposal of unused prescription medications is critical to prevent them from getting into water systems or into the hands of people who can misuse them.

Both men spoke of the local heroin epidemic that can often start with prescription drug abuse.

“Prescription medication can be a life saver when properly used, but when not properly disposed of they can be a real health and safety issue,” said Astorino. “Thanks to Senator Murphy’s efforts, we have delivered 12 more of these receptacles, where residents can take their unused medications for proper disposal. Don’t throw them in the trash, don’t flush them down the toilet and don’t just leave them lying around the house. Go to your nearest drop box and dispose of them properly.”

“I am proud to partner with County Executive Rob Astorino and to be able to deliver the needed grant money to make this project a reality,” said Murphy. “Having hosted a number of medication take-back programs, at which we averaged nearly two hundred pounds of discarded medications, it became clear more disposal options were needed for our residents.”

Following is a list of all the drop off boxes in Westchester County (call for hours of operation:

  • Ardsley 507 Ashford Ave. (914-693-1700)
  • Bedford 307 Bedford Road (914-241-3111)
  • Briarcliff Manor 1111 Pleasantville Road (914-941-2130)
  • Bronxville 200 Pondfield Road (914-337-0500)
  • Buchanan 236 Tate Ave. (914-739-6776)
  • Cortlandt 1 Heady St. (914-864-7700)
  • Croton 1 Van Wyck St. (914-271-5177)
  • Dobbs Ferry 112 Main St. (914-693-5500)
  • Eastchester 40 Mill Road (961-3464)
  • Elmsford 15 South Stone Ave. (914-592-8383)
  • Greenburgh 188 Tarrytown Road (914-682-5300)
  • Harrison 650 North St. (914-967-5111)
  • Hastings 7 Maple Ave. (914-478-2344)
  • Larchmont 120 Larchmont Ave. (914-834-1000)
  • Lewisboro 20 North Salem Road (914-763-8903)
  • Mamaroneck (Town) 740 West Boston Post Road (914-381-6100)
  • Mount Pleasant 1 Town Hall Plaza (914-769-1941)
  • Mount Vernon 2 Roosevelt Square North (914-665-2500)
  • New Castle 200 So. Greeley Ave. (Chappaqua) (914-238-4422)
  • North Castle 15 Bedford Road (Armonk) (914-273-9500)
  • North Salem 66 June Road (669-5540)
  • Ossining Village 88 Spring St (914-941-4.099)
  • Peekskill 2 Nelson Ave. (914-737-8000)
  • Pelham Manor 4 Penfield Place (914-738-1000)
  • Pelham 34 Fifth Ave. (914-738-2000)
  • Pleasantville 80 Wheeler Ave. (914-769-1500)
  • Port Chester 350 North Main St; (914-939-1000)
  • Pound Ridge 177 Westchester Ave. (914-764-4206)
  • Rye Brook 938 King Street (914-937-1020)
  • Rye City 21 McCullough Place (914-967-1234)
  • Scarsdale 50 Tompkins Road (914-722-1200)
  • Sleepy Hollow 28 Beekman Ave. (914-631-0800)
  • Somers 98 Primrose St. (914-232-9622)
  • Tarrytown One Depot Plaza (914-631-5544)
  • Tuckahoe 65 Main St. (914-961-4800)
  • Westchester County Office 148 Martine Ave. (White Plains) (914-864-7700)
  • White Plains 77 South Lexington Avenue (914-422-6400)
  • Yorktown 2281 Crompond Road (914-962-4141)

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