New York State Senator Rob Ortt, in a joint effort with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, Niagara County Division of Environmental/Solid Waste, the City of North Tonawanda Police Department and Covanta Niagara, announced the addition of three new drop-box locations for residents to dispose of their unwanted and expired drugs. Local Energy-from-Waste operator Covanta, donated the three boxes and will safely destroy and convert the collected medications into clean energy at no cost to Niagara County. "Prescription drug abuse is a growing epidemic. At Covanta Niagara, we are proud to provide Niagara County residents with a confidential and environmentally- sound way to dispose of unwanted prescription medications, avoiding potential abuse and keeping them from contaminating our water supplies," said Kevin O'Neil, Covanta Niagara business manager. "The addition of these three new drop-box locations will further protect the community and the environment from improper medication disposal."
Niagara County expanding drug disposal program, Niagara Gazette (Attached PDF)