Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be sponsoring “Shed the Meds” programs in Bellmore and Lindenhurst to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.
The “Shed the Meds” programs will be held on Saturday, June 29th from 9 am to 12 pm at the following locations:
• Bellmore Train Station (Far West Parking Lot), Northwest corner of Sunrise Highway & Centre Avenue, Bellmore
• William Rall Elementary School, 761 North Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst
Participating in the programs is easy; residents will be able to drive up, drop off their old or unused medications, and drive away. All collected medication will be safely disposed of by officers from the Nassau County Police Department and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office who will be supervising the programs.
Safe disposal helps protect the environment and eliminates the risk of these drugs getting into the hands of small children or those who might misuse them. Improper disposal of medications, such as pouring them down the drain or flushing them down the toilet, can potentially pollute local waterways.
Residents who need more information about the “Shed the Meds” programs on June 29th can call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.