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Ra to Co-Host Shred & Shed Event, Sept. 22

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.”


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Sept. 23: Shed the Meds

Hannon, Ra, and Carey Dad’s Club sponsor “Shed the Meds”


Got Drugs? Turn in your unused or expired meds for safe disposal at Sanitary District #6 (80 Cherry Valley Avenue, West Hempstead)


Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau), Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Nassau) and the Carey Dad’s Club are hosting a “Shed The Meds” event on Saturday, September 23rd, from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at which residents can safely dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The event takes place at Sanitary District #6, located at 80 Cherry Valley Avenue, in West Hempstead. The event is also being held in conjunction with the Town of Hempstead Sanitation Department.


If you are like most people, then your medicine cabinet contains either expired or unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications. Setting aside time to properly dispose of old medication is usually not high on our priority list. But holding on to expired medication of any kind is dangerous for us and our loved ones, and improperly disposing of these expired pills is dangerous for our entire community.


Residents can merely drive up and drop-off any medication that has expired or they no longer need, where it will be collected and safely disposed of by officers from the Nassau County Police Department. No need to even get out of the car!


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 out of the hands of young children or others who would use them improperly.


If you’re unable to take advantage of this handy drop-off, you can also dispose of your unwanted prescription medications any time at the New York State Police Troop Headquarters in Farmingdale (Republic Airport), as well as any of the Nassau County Police Department Precinct locations.


Visit Senator Hannon’s webpage