Drug collection boxes stationed throughout county

Staff Writer

The Elk County Sheriff's Office reminds citizens that drug collection boxes are available at several locations throughout the county to dispose of unused medications.
They are located in the Elk County Sheriff's Office, the City of St. Marys Police Department, the Ridgway Borough Police Department and the Johnsonburg Police Department. Any personal information on the medicine containers such as patient names should be blacked or lined out. This collaborative program is a joint effort to minimize the availability and abuse of unused medications and to safely dispose and destroy those medications in a way that is not hazardous to the environment.
Any questions concerning the program can be addressed to Elk County Sheriff Todd Caltagarone at 776-5353 or by email - tcaltagarone@countyofelkpa.com.

Items accepted:
Prescription patches
Prescription medications
Prescription ointments
Over the counter medications
Sample medications
Pet medications

Items not accepted
Hydrogen Peroxide
Needles (sharps)
Medications from businesses/clinics
Aerosol cans
Ointments, lotions or liquids.