SUNY Cortland campus community members are invited to safely throw away their unused medications at a special disposal receptacle located near the University Police Department office in Van Hoesen Hall.
The campus disposal receptacle and three others in Cortland County have been established to reduce the availability of dangerous controlled substances and to protect the water supply from being tainted by unused medication. Students, employees and community members can bring unused medication in its sealed container to the receptacle in Van Hoesen Hall at any time — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The project is an expansion of the biannual event put on by Cortland Area Communities That Care (CACTC) and Cortland Prevention Resources. Past events brought in more than 10,000 pounds of medication at collections held in Cortlandville, Marathon and Cincinnatus.
Accepted medications include: controlled substances, over-the-counter medicines, pills, powders, liquids, inhalers and pet medication. They must be in a sealed container at the time of disposal.
Prepared by Public Relations Office intern Sarah Kelly