200 POUNDS OF DRUGS COLLECTED IN NASSAU COUNTY
Senator Kemp Hannon partnered with the Nassau County Police Department to help residents safely dispose of their expired or unused medications in Farmingdale. A consultant from Long Island Minority Aids Coalition (LIMAC) was also on hand to collect any old or unwanted needles.
“Each time I host my 'Shed the Meds' program the turnout is tremendous,” said Senator Hannon, Chairman of the Senate Health Committee. “People came from all over the district to stop by the Farmingdale Library showing the need for more programs like this one Island-wide,” Hannon continued.
All items collected during “Shed the Meds” are safely disposed of by officers from the Nassau County Police Department and LIMAC. Throwing out medication improperly, such as flushing them in the toilet or pouring them down the drain, can cause pollution in local waterways and in our drinking water. Safe disposal helps protect the environment and keeps medications and needles out of the hands of young children or others who would use them improperly.