Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today thanked the over 400 residents from across the south shore who participated in his recent “Shed the Meds” program. The program collected nearly 1,000 pounds of expired and unwanted medications for safe disposal.
“Safely disposing of medication helps to prevent pollution and keep it out of the hands of children and others who would use it improperly. That’s exactly what ‘Shed the Meds’ allows residents to do. Through the efforts of all the residents who participated, nearly 1,000 pounds of medications were kept out of the waterways and off the streets,” said Senator Fuschillo (R-Merrick).
Senator Fuschillo’s “Shed the Meds” program enabled residents to safely and conveniently dispose of their expired or unused medications at the Bellmore Train Station in Bellmore and William Rall Elementary School in Lindenhurst. Residents were able to drive up, drop off their expired or unwanted medications, and drive away. All medications collected through the program were taken by the Nassau County Police Department and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office for safe disposal. The Police Department and Sheriff’s Office partnered with Senator Fuschillo in offering this service to residents.
Residents who were unable to participate in Senator Fuschillo’s “Shed the Meds” program but would like more information about where to safely dispose of their unwanted medications can call Senator Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.