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The Oswego City Police Department offers 24/7 safe disposal for unused prescription medication

The Oswego City Police Department offers 24/7 safe disposal for unused prescription medication

Farnham Family Services and the Coalition to Combat Adolescent Substance Abuse in Oswego County, working through a grant from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation, have helped to provide Oswego residents with a safe and anonymous way to dispose of their unused and unwanted medications and to keep them out of the hands of children and out of our water supply!

A secure medication drop box will be located in the lobby of the Oswego City Police Department and allow for 24-hour access. Support services for locating the equipment was provided by Exelon Corporation.

The items that can be disposed of are:

Prescriptions
Prescription patches
Prescription medications
Prescription ointments
Over-the-counter medications
Vitamins
Samples
Medication for pets

Due to safety concerns, there are some items we cannot accept:

Thermometers
Needles or sharps
Hydrogen peroxide
Inhalers
Aerosol cans
Over-the-counter ointments, lotions, or liquids
Medications from businesses or clinics

“It was a pleasure to join with Farnham Family Services to help bring this important resource to the residents of the City of Oswego. One thing we can all do to protect our environment and discourage prescription drug abuse is to properly dispose of unused and outdated medications. I look forward to continuing to partner with Farnham Family Services and the Shineman Foundation as we continue our aggressive efforts to strengthen our community and stop drug abuse. The work these organizations do in the City of Oswego is vital and I am proud to support them,” said Mayor Billy Barlow.

CAPTION:

Pictured left to right: Marvin Burdick – Exelon, Penny Morley – Farnham Family Services, Robin Burdick – Coalition to Combat Adolescent Substance Abuse in Oswego County Coordinator, Oswego City Mayor William J. Barlow, Jr., Oswego Police Chief Tory DeCaire, Teresa Woolson – Coalition to Combat Adolescent Substance Abuse in Oswego County member, and Nicholas Millard – Exelon.  Not pictured; Dan Pelletier – Exelon

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