Sat, Oct 23 | 226 Phillips Rd, Webster, NY 14580, USA

Fall Drug Take Back Event

Registration is NOT required, but will allow us to email you a reminder. Presented by the Town of Webster in partnership with the Webster Police Department, Senator Helming, and WHEN, the Webster Health and Education Network.
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Fall Drug Take Back Event

Time & Location

Oct 23, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
226 Phillips Rd, Webster, NY 14580, USA

About the Event

Webster Health and Education Network: A Drug Free Community Coalition (WHEN:DFCC), the Town of Webster, the Webster Police Department and Senator Helming are collaborating on a drug take-back event on Saturday, October 23rd, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 226 Phillips Road, Webster. Please note that needles, sharps, syringes, and biohazards CANNOT be accepted; only pills, liquids, and ointments WILL be accepted. 

No appointment is necessary. Registration is not required, but it will allow us to email you a reminder in advance of the event.

While you're there, look for our sign with a QR code to scan if you wish to enter a drawing for $100!

The event is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an effort meant to prevent the misuse of potentially dangerous unused, unwanted, or expired prescription and over the counter medications by safely disposing of them.

Why is this important?

These initiatives are aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings and overdoses.

  • Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. 
  • One in five teens have abused prescription drugs.
  • One in four adult opioid prescriptions results in addiction
  • Additionally, more than 160 children go to the emergency room daily from accidental overdose.

The DEA also reports that Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards, making events such as this a great opportunity to safely dispose of unused, expired, or unwanted medications.

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