FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2020
Town to Host “Shed the Meds” Pharmaceutical Drop-Off Event
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Drop-off event held at North Hempstead Beach Park on Saturday, September 12, 2020, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
North Hempstead, NY - Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board, in partnership with Nassau County and the Nassau County Police Department, will be hosting a “Shed the Meds” pharmaceutical drop-off event on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at North Hempstead Beach Park (north lot) in Port Washington.
“This event is designed to keep potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals out of the hands of our children and can help protect our environment well,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “Pharmaceuticals that are improperly disposed of can end up in our landfills and drinking water. We are making it easy for our residents to dispose of their pharmaceuticals in a safe manner.”
Accepted items will include: prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription medications, prescription ointments, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, sample medications and medications for pets.
Needles, sharps, aerosol cans, thermometers, ointments (liquid or lotion), hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, biohazardous waste, and medication from businesses will not be accepted.
For more information on this event, please call 311 or (516) 869-6311.