Sharps Needles & Drug Disposal Program Comes to Campus

Onondaga Community College has joined the effort to give people a safe place to dispose of unused medications and sharps used for home medical care. Members of the campus community and the surrounding area can properly dispose of those items in a new kiosk located in the college’s Service & Maintenance building. The building is the home of OCC’s Office of Campus Safety and Security. On the campus map the Service & Maintenance Building is in the lower left corner and is denoted with an “S.”

Medicine is collected each month from drop off locations across Onondaga County.

The Sharps Needles and Drug Disposal Program, known as SNADD, is a joint effort between the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, Onondaga County Health Department, Upstate New York Poison Center, Covanta, OCRRA, REACH CNY, Prevention Network and the Citizen’s Campaign for the Environment. The goal of the effort is to reduce the availability of all drugs in the home, especially more dangerous drugs such as pain medications. Turning in unused medicine helps reduce the risk of ingestion, exposure and abuse of drugs in our communities. As a result of the SNADD program between 200 and 250 pounds of unused medicine is collected each month.

A complete list of drop off locations across Onondaga County can be found here.

You can learn more about the program here.

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