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Meds can be disposed safely on Saturday in Roosevelt

Residents can safely dispose of expired or unused

Residents can safely dispose of expired or unused medications during a “Shed the Meds” event on Saturday. Credit: Newsday, 2012 / Audrey C. Tiernan

Residents can safely dispose of expired or unused medications during a “Shed the Meds” event on Saturday.

State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is sponsoring the program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roosevelt Library, 27 West Fulton Ave. in Roosevelt.

The program allows residents to drive in and drop off medications for safe disposal with officers from the Nassau County Police Department supervising the program, officials said.

Safe disposal helps protect the environment and eliminates the risk of drugs getting into the hands of small children or those who might misuse them. Improper disposal of medications, such as pouring them down the drain or flushing them down the toilet, can potentially pollute local waterways, officials said.

For more information about the program, call Fuschillo’s office at 516-882-0630.

 

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