The recent Safe Pill Collection held at the Buyea Road Landfill in conjunction with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Agency collected 107.50 pounds of pills. RSVP Volunteers have assisted with the Safe Pill Collection for the past seven years. Helping out last Saturday were from left were: RSVP Director Mary Bartlett, Stephen and Judi Goodfriend, Jill Miano, manager of the Madison County/Rescue Mission Reuse Store and Donation Center, Kay Cerio, Sarah Howell, Bridges and Madison County Deputy Jeff Paul.
By Sharon Driscoll
(Town of Lincoln, NY – Sept 2012) Madison County held its seventh Safe Pill Collection Saturday Sept. 29 in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and other local law enforcement agencies across the Country. The event collected 107.50 pounds of drugs from 68 families.
“Any time you can keep drugs from being flushed or ingested accidently by youngsters you have held a successful event,” said James Zecca, Director of the Department of Solid Waste. “Furthermore, unwanted meds kept around the house could be stolen or abused.”
In May of 2012 a Drug Kiosk was placed in the County Office Building in Wampsville making disposing of out-of- date or unnecessary drugs much easier. The drugs collected at the County Office Building between May and September were weighed and packaged for disposal (incineration) during the Safe Pill Collection held at the Buyea Road Landfill. During the five months the Drug Kiosk has been at the County Office building 248.02 pounds of pills were collected.
The Free shredding event was held in conjunction with the Safe Pill Collection and was also deemed a successful event collection 3,480 pounds of paper.