Town to host 2021 ‘Shed the Meds’ pharmaceutical drop-off events

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The Town of North Hempstead, in partnership with Nassau County and the Nassau County Police Department, will be hosting a “Shed the Meds” pharmaceutical drop-off event on Saturday, May 8 at Town Hall, 220 Plandome Road, Manhasset and Saturday, Dec. 11 at Michael J. Tully Park, 1801 Evergreen Ave., New Hyde Park.

Both events will operate from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“These events are designed to keep potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals out of the hands of our children and help protect our environment,” said North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “Pharmaceuticals that are improperly disposed of can end up in our landfills and drinking water. This is an opportunity 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.

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