Assemblyman Ed Ra is pleased to announce he will co-host a Shred & Shed event with Senator Kemp Hannon and Carey Dad’s Club on Saturday, September 22 at Sanitary District #6, 80 Cherry Valley Avenue, West Hempstead. At the event, unwanted or expired medication will be collected and properly disposed of to avoid pollution and contamination of the environment. Shred & Shed also gives residents access to a shredder to dispose of any sensitive documents. The event will be supervised by the Nassau County Police Department from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held rain or shine.
“Improper disposal of medication or documents can have a significant impact on the environment and your security,” said Ra. “Getting rid of medication by flushing it down the toilet or throwing it out can risk pollution in our water or it could end up in the wrong hands. Tossing paperwork containing any personal information can also lead to identity theft. I am proud to hold this event once again to help locals properly dispose of their unwanted medication in a safe manner and to give them the opportunity to shred any documents. This is an event I will continue to host for many years to come.”