Senator Boyle to Host "Shed the Meds" Programs

Senator Phil Boyle urges residents to properly dispose of unused medications

Monday, June 2, 2014 - Bay Shore, NY - Every day in the United States  2,500 youth, ages 12 to 17, abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time.  As the Chair of the Senate Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee, Senator Boyle believes it is imperative to bring this statistic down and stop the nation’s teens from using and exploring drugs and medications found around the home.  That is why Senator Boyle is hosting two “Shed the Meds” events on Saturday, June 7th and Saturday, July 12th.

In conjunction with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, Senator Boyle  will be collecting medications for safe disposal.  “By properly disposing of household prescription drugs, we can help to keep them out of the wrong hands,” said Senator Phil Boyle.  “By doing so, we also keep harmful materials from damaging our local waterways and water supply,” he continued.

Senator Phil Boyle’s Shed the Meds Events

Saturday, June 7, 2014

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

West Babylon Fire Department

126 Arnold Avenue, West Babylon


Saturday, July 12, 2014

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Bay Shore Fire Department

195 Fifth Avenue, Bay Shore


Participants should be aware that syringes, sharp objects or liquid medications are not being accepted.

Residents are asked to please help protect our community and dispose of medical waste safely. For more information about either of the Senator Boyle’s “Shed the Meds” events please feel free to contact his District Office at (631) 665-2311.