Drive-Thru Collection of Medications and Pharmaceutical Equipment on October 22
Hicksville, NY (October 4, 2022)— The Hicksville Water District (HWD) will host its second annual Pharmaceutical Take Back Day on Saturday, October 22 in the parking lot of the Hicksville Fire Department’s Station #3 located at 90-94 W John St., Hicksville, NY 11801 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This contact-less drive-thru event provides residents with an opportunity to safely and anonymously dispose of unused medications and pharmaceutical equipment. These materials will then be brought to Covanta’s waste management facility in East Northport by the Nassau County Police Department for disposal.
“The Hicksville Water District’s first Pharmaceutical Take Back Day last year was a success, and we are excited to bring this opportunity back to the community in 2022,” said HWD Chairman Nicholas Brigandi. “The benefits of this event are numerous, as it not only helps residents get unnecessary drugs out of their homes as we enter the winter, but it also prevents these potentially harmful materials from entering into our water supply. Our District’s foremost responsibility is to deliver top-quality water to our community, and this event gives residents the opportunity to contribute to that mission in a safe and simple manner.”
All of Long Island’s water comes from a single-source aquifer located hundreds of feet underground. When residents dispose of their unused medications or pharmaceutical equipment by flushing them down the toilet or sink, they can end up contaminating our water supply. By bringing these materials to the District’s Pharmaceutical Take Back, residents do their part in protecting our water supply while also making their homes safer places to live for their families.