Walsh Completes Drug Take-Back Event, Collects 11 Boxes of Unneeded Medications and Sharps

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C-Ballston) partnered with the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office and Vischer Ferry Volunteer Fire Company Station #2 for a drug take-back event today. This is the first of three recycling events in her annual spring cleaning series. The free event allowed residents of the 112th Assembly District to safely dispose of their unused, expired and excess medications as well as sharps.

“This event plays a crucial role in preventing unused medication from falling into the wrong hands. The community’s overwhelming support and participation speaks volumes—during the three-hour event, we collected eight boxes of unneeded medications and three boxes of sharps, all destined for the Drug Enforcement Administration office for proper disposal. By safely discarding outdated medications, we mitigate the risk of accidental ingestion by children or pets and ensure these unneeded medications do not fall into the wrong hands.”

“Thank you to all those at the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office and Vischer Ferry Volunteer Fire Department Station #2 who helped my office host this free, drug take-back event and all those who came out to safely dispose of your medication. Remember to start collecting items for next year and look out for my next two free spring-cleaning events: an electronic recycling event on Saturday, April 13, and a shredding event on Sunday, April 14. I hope to see everyone there.”

Walsh will be joined by EWASTE+ for an Electronic Recycling Event on Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saratoga County Building parking lot. The third and final spring cleaning event will be held at Dockstader Recreation Park, where Walsh will be joined by 3N Document Destruction for a Shredding Event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.