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Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) will be sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program in Roosevelt to help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications.

The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, May 18th between 11 am and 2 pm at the Roosevelt Library, located at 27 West Fulton Avenue in Roosevelt. Residents will be able to drop off their old or unused medications for safe disposal by officers from the Nassau County Police Department who will be supervising the program.

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” program on May 18th can call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.