Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino today announced that the Town, in partnership with Drug Free Long Island and the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD), will be hosting a ‘Shed the Meds’ event at Marjorie Post Park, in Massapequa. The event will be held on Saturday, April 27th, which is National Drug Take Back Day, and will take place from 10:00am – 1:00pm.
“It’s critical to ensure medications are properly secured and appropriately discarded to prevent prescription drug abuse,” said Supervisor Saladino. “Unfortunately, setting aside the time to properly dispose of old medications is not usually high on the priority list for most people. That’s why ‘Shed the Meds’ events are so important, as they provide ample opportunity for safe disposal of unwanted medications. Safe disposal helps protect the environment and keeps medications out of the hands of young children or others who would use them improperly.”
In cooperation with Drug Free Long Island, and the Nassau County Police Department, the Town will host this event at Marjorie Post Park in Massapequa, in the parking lot near the community center. This program is anonymous. Additionally, for those who cannot make it to the event, the Nassau County Police Department would like to remind residents that disposal containers are located at all Police Precincts throughout the county for safe deposit.
For those looking to turn in unused or expired medication, be sure to make sure of the following:
• If left in original container, please remove all personal information from label.
• Liquid medication will not be accepted
• Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and syringes are not accepted.
• Illicit substances are also not part of this initiative.
For more information about the ‘Shed the Meds’ program, call (516) 203-7486 or visit www.drugfreeli.org