To help residents safely dispose of unused or expired medications, Senator Jack M. Martins, in partnership with the Nassau County Police Department and the Manhasset Community Coalition Against Substance Abuse (CASA), is sponsoring Shed the Meds on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Shelter Rock Elementary School,
27A Shelter Rock Rd. in Manhasset.
Participants will be able to drive up, drop off any type of old or unused medications, but not needles, 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 children or those who might misuse them. Improper disposal, such as pouring medications down the drain or flushing them down the toilet, can potentially pollute local waterways.
For more information, call 516-746-5924.