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Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is partnering with the Village of Massapequa Park and the Nassau County Police Department to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications.

The “Shed the Meds” program will be part of the Village’s annual Earth Day Celebration in Brady Park between 9 am and 1 pm on Saturday April 24th. Residents can drop off any medication that has expired or they no longer need, where it will be collected and safely disposed of by officers from the Nassau County Police Department.

Throwing out medication improperly, such as flushing them in the toilet or pouring them down the drain, can cause them to pollute local waterways. Safe disposal helps protect the environment and keeps medications out of the hands of young children or others who would use them improperly.

Residents who have questions about the program can call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630 for more information.