Save the Date: Saturday, March 13, 2010

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Suffolk County residents can bring old & unused pharmaceuticals to the next drug disposal event held by the Suffolk County Police Department

Flushing and landfilling medicines are never the right disposal solutions. Help us prevent pharmaceuticals from entering the natural environment. Safely and anonymously bring all of your unused and unwanted medications for safe collection and processing to:

“OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET”
Hosted by: Suffolk County Police Department

Saturday, March 13, 2010
10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Any SC Police Department precinct

To find the closest precinct to you, visit:
www.co.suffolk.ny.us/police/precincts.htm

For specific questions on what will be collected, call (631) 852-6530.

The EPA recently identified over 100 different pharmaceutical and other medical products in public drinking water across the United States. The ability to dispose of drugs in a safe manner is especially important on Long Island, where unused medications have the potential to seep into the surrounding ocean, bays, estuaries, and also the ground, contaminating our drinking water. This emerging issue is a threat to public health, wildlife, and our natural environment. Properly storing and processing these medicines is always a better option than landfilling them or flushing them down the toilet.