Program Collects Over 300 Pounds of Expired or Unwanted Medications for Safe Disposal
Residents from all across the south shore brought over 300 pounds of expired and unwanted medications for safe disposal through a “Shed the Meds” program sponsored by New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick), Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and the Nassau County Police Department.
The program enabled residents to safely dispose of their expired or unwanted medications. Throwing out medications improperly by flushing them in the toilet or pouring them down the drain leads to pollution of local waterways.
In addition to protecting the environment, the “Shed the Meds” program helped keep medications out of the hands of young children or others who would use them improperly. All medications collected through the program were taken by the Nassau County Police Department for safe disposal.
Senator Fuschillo (right center), along with County Executive Mangano (left center) Assemblyman Dave McDonough (R-North Merrick, right), and Nassau County Police Department Commissioner Lawrence Mulvey (left), show just a few of the bags full of expired and unwanted medications that were collected through the “Shed the Meds” program.