On Saturday, October 22, from 10 am to 2 pm, you can get rid of all your unused or expired medications at a National Drug Take-Back Day drop-off point in the Guilderland Library’s parking lot … no questions asked.
The Library and the Guilderland Police Department have teamed up for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s nationwide Drug Take-Back Day, a collaborative effort between the DEA and state and local law enforcement agencies that focuses on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from your home.
It does not matter if the medications are over-the-counter or prescription drugs. Get rid of them at GPL.
All surrendered expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceuticals/controlled substances and other medications are destroyed by law enforcement officers.
Medications CANNOT be left at the library before 10 am on October 22. Medications may be turned in at the library’s auxiliary parking lot from 10 am to 2 pm on October 22 only.
What CAN be disposed:
- Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances
- Medication in its original container or removed from its container and disposed of directly into the disposal boxes. (If an original container is submitted, be sure to remove any identifying information from the prescription label.)
What CANNOT be disposed:
- No sharps and syringes
The Guilderland Public Library is located at 2228 Western Avenue, Guilderland. Visit the Library’s website at www.guilpl.org to get information on upcoming programs, and to register online via the homepage’s “Events & Registration Calendar.” Check out the “unofficial” Library updates at facebook.com/Guilderland.Library and follow the Library on Twitter (@GuilderlandLib).