FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2023
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Brian Devine | (516) 869-2475
Town to Host “Shed the Meds” Pharmaceutical Drop-Off Event
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board, in partnership with Nassau County and the Nassau County Police Department, will be hosting two “Shed the Meds” pharmaceutical drop-off events for 2023.
“Making sure our medications are kept secured and properly disposed of is so crucial to not only help protect our environment but also keep medications out of the hands of those who would use them improperly. This is especially true now, as we are seeing high levels of prescription drug abuse. This is an ongoing battle so many are affected by,” Supervisor DeSena said. “Events like this ‘Shed the Meds’ program are so important, as they provide ample opportunity for safe disposal of unwanted medications. Thank you, again, to Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman and the Nassau County Police Department, especially Commissioner Pat Ryder, for helping us accomplish this.”
This year’s events will both operate from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will be held on:
Saturday April 8, 2023 at the North Hempstead Town Hall Parking Lot, 220 Plandome Road, Manhasset
Saturday October 7, 2023 at 802 West Shore Road, Port Washington
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.