Four Recycling Bins Overloaded with Meds Collected by Officials
Senator Kemp Hannon and Assemblyman Tom McKevitt collected four village recycling bins full of expired and unwanted medication through their “Shed the Meds” program held in Garden City.
“People came from all over the district, even as far east as Farmingdale and Massapequa,” said Senator Hannon. “I am thrilled that as a community, we are making serious progress regarding the cleanup of our environment and the safety of our homes,” Hannon continued.
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.
“There’s no question that the Shed the Meds program was a great success,” said Assemblyman McKevitt. “The only way we will ensure a safe environment for our children, is continuing to take the initiative and work together as a community,” McKevitt said.