Senator Fuschillo Invites Residents to “Shed the Meds”

Residents can Safely Dispose of Old Medications on September 20th

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will again be sponsoring a “Shed the Meds” program to help residents safely disposal of unused or expired medications.

     The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 between 5 pm and 8 pm at two drop off locations:

     · Merrick Jewish Centre, 225 Fox Boulevard, Merrick (just south of Merrick Road)

     · St. Rose of Lima Church, 2 Bayview Avenue, Massapequa (just off Merrick Road)

     Residents who wish to participate can simply 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 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 participate in the ‘Shed the Meds’ program can quickly, easily, and safely dispose of their medications and prevent them from harming others or polluting the environment,” said Senator Fuschillo. “I invite all residents to come drop off their expired, unwanted, or unused medications for safe disposal on September 20th.”

      Residents with questions about the “Shed the Meds” program can call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.