Safe options emerging for LIers to properly discard unused, unwanted meds

New programs are making it simpler for pills to be properly discarded.

New programs are making it simpler for pills to be properly discarded. (7/18/13)

HAMPTON BAYS - A variety of programs are emerging on Long Island to protect groundwater from the hazards of discarded prescription medications.

The initiatives provide sites where people can safely drop off their unused or unwanted medications. In doing so, pills are properly disposed of instead of making their way into local waterways.

Residents are also encouraged to hand over their unwanted medications at any police precinct across the Island. 

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