Senator Kemp Hannon
6th District New York
9/23 - 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.

District Office
595 Stewart Avenue, Suite 540
Garden City, NY 11530
Albany Office
420 State Capitol Bldg.
Albany, NY 12247