Senator Fuschillo Invites Residents to “Shed the Meds”

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

April 03, 2013

Residents can Safely Dispose of Expired or Unused Medications on April 20th at Massapequa Park Train Station

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

     The “Shed the Meds” program will be held on Saturday, April 20th between 9 am and 12 pm at the Massapequa Park Train Station (far east parking lot on the east side of Park Boulevard). 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 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 April 20th can call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.