The National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Day is on Saturday, April 24th, from 10 am until 2 pm at participating stores.

 

The National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back raises awareness for public safety and helps address public health issues. Studies show that prescription drug abuse (opioids in particular) in the U.S. is at an all-time high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Many individuals do not realize that medicines stored in home medicine cabinets can be highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. In addition, people do not know how to dispose of their unused medicine properly, often flushing it down the toilet or throwing it away – both of which pose potential environmental, safety and health hazards. This event provides a safe, convenient, and environmentally responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications and allows employee-owners to impact the communities in which we serve positively.

 

Controlled and Non-controlled medications accepted (sorry, no sharps) at the following Kinney locations for the Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 24th, from 10 am until 2 pm.

 

Click on each location for store details:

 

New York:                             

Cicero

Pulaski

Canton

Elizabethtown

Ithaca (Triphammer Rd.)

Malone

Moravia

Ogdensburg

Plattsburgh (Cornelia St.)

Potsdam (Maple St.)

Baldwinsville

Syracuse

Auburn (Owasco St.)

Seneca Falls

Peru

Fulton

Cazenovia

 

Vermont:

Bradford

Cambridge

Essex Junction

Hinesburg

Morrisville

Newport

Randolph

Shelburne

Waterbury

 

Year-round medication Collection at Kinney Drugs - How to Dispose of Medication

On the last Saturday of every month, Kinney Drugs proudly hosts a Medicine Collection Day. Simply bring your unwanted non-controlled prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to any Kinney Drugs pharmacy, and we will dispose of them in a safe, environmentally friendly manner. Non-controlled medicine is accepted during regular pharmacy hours and is available at all Kinney locations except Barton, VT.

Accepted items:

  • NON-CONTROLLED Prescription Medications
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Ointments
  • Sprays
  • Inhalers
  • Creams
  • Medication Vials
  • Pet Medications

Non-accepted items:

  • Controlled Prescriptions (Oxycontin, Percoset and Hydrocodone)
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Biohazardous Materials
  • Needles/Sharps
  • Personal Care Products (shampoo, soap, lotion, sunscreen, etc.)
  • Household Hazardous Waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas)

 

Drug Collection Kiosks:

Drug collection kiosks are available at several Kinney Drugs locations to offer safe and convenient disposal of the following items during regular store hours:

 

Accepted items:

  • Over-The-Counter Medications
  • Prescription Medications
  • Patches
  • Ointments

Non-accepted items:

  • Needles/Sharps
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Personal Care Products (shampoo, soap, lotion, sunscreen, etc.)
  • Household Hazardous Waste (paint, pesticides, oil, gas)
  • Biohazardous Materials

 

Locations in New York:

Richfield Springs

 

Locations in Vermont:

Barre

St. Albans

Cambridge

Waterbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kinney Drugs

 

 

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