The county has partnered with the DEA for the past three years to enable residents to safely shed their unwanted medications, including any unused or expired prescription drugs.
The event is taking place Sept. 29 at numerous locations across Long Island, including Adelphi University and Garden City Police Department headquarters in Garden City, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
“Studies indicate that 70 percent of adolescents who went on to abuse prescription drugs obtained them originally from their family or a neighbor’s medicine cabinet,” Nassau County executive Ed Mangano said.
According to the DEA, at the April 28 nationwide take-back event citizens turned in a record-breaking 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications at the 5,659 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
There have been four Take-Back Days to date that resulted in the removal of more than 1.5 million pounds (774 tons) of medication from circulation.
Some Collection Sites Throughout Nassau County:
- Second Precinct - 7700 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury
- Third Precinct - 214 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park
- Fourth Precinct - 1699 Broadway, Hewlett
- Seventh Precinct - 3636 Merrick Road, Seaford
- Policing Center - 900 Merrick Road, Baldwin
- Policing Center - 1655 Dutch Broadway, Elmont
- Policing Center - 100 Community Drive, Manhasset
- Policing Center - 286 North Wantagh Avenue, Levittown
- North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital, 221 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset (lobby)
- Plainview Hospital, 888 Old Country Road, Plainview
- North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive Manhasset (Outside Main Lobby)
- LI Jewish Hospital, 76th Ave, New Hyde Park (parking lot)
- Glen Cove Hospital, 101 St. Andrew Lane, Glen Cove (ER waiting room)
- Adelphi University, One South Ave, Garden City
- Various Village and City Police Departments, including the Garden City Police Department