GNWPCD To Host Contactless “Shed the Meds” Drive-Thru Event

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GNWPCD To Host Contactless “Shed the Meds” Drive-Thru Event

The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District (GNWPCD) is proud to announce that it is hosting its biannual “Shed the Meds” event on Sunday, April 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its headquarters at 236 East Shore Road, Great Neck, NY 11023 via the Vista Hill Road entrance.

The GNWPCD encourages the community to take advantage of its contactless drive-thru event, which provides residents with an opportunity to safely dispose of unused and expired medications as well as sharps. Before arriving at the event, residents should be sure to separate their medications and sharps to ensure their safe disposal.

“We are always so proud to see such enthusiasm for Shed the Meds, with participation in the event growing every six months,” said GNWPCD Commissioner Patty Katz. “This serves as an excellent opportunity for our residents to aid in the GNWPCD’s mission of protecting our environment, as safely disposing of unused medications and sharps prevents them from contaminating our landfills and water systems. We have now collected over 5,000 pounds of these potentially harmful materials from our residents over the last seven years and we are looking forward to seeing you at our facility on April 28.”

This year, the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District has partnered with Reach Out America, the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition, the Nassau County Police Department and the Great Neck North High School Key Club.

For additional information and updates about the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District, please visit www.gnwpcd.net or call the office at 516-482-0238.

About the GNWPCD

The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District (GNWPCD) is a special commissioner-run district within the Town of North Hempstead. The GNWPCD has provided sewage services for the Great Neck area since 1914, and currently serves more than 25,000 residents and businesses in the villages of Great Neck, Saddle Rock, Kensington, and those parts of Thomaston and Great Neck Plaza east of Middle Neck Road; as well as all unincorporated areas north of the Long Island Railroad and a part of Manhasset. The GNWPCD's mission is to protect human health, our bays and the environment.

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