GNWPCD to host “Shed the Meds” contactless drive-thru event – Community News

The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District (GNWPCD) is proud to announce that it is once again holding its “Shed the Meds” event on Sunday, November 8 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at its headquarters located at 236 East Shore Road. The district is encouraging the Great Neck community to participate in its contactless driving event which provides residents with a convenient opportunity to safely and responsibly dispose of their unused or expired medications, ultimately keeping them out of waterways at the community.

“The importance of this event and its impact on protecting the quality of our facilities, aquifers and environment is important,” said GNWPCD President Jerry Landsberg. “This event is contactless and socially remote so our residents can participate while ensuring their safety. We look forward to everyone’s contribution to protecting our community’s precious water sources.

The District hosts this event every year to help end the improper disposal of drugs, which can negatively impact our environment. When drugs are thrown in the trash, they eventually end up in a landfill where their potentially harmful content is then absorbed into the ground. Likewise, when drugs are flushed down the toilet, their contents are dissolved in the sewage which is ultimately discharged into the bay after treatment.

As in the past, the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District has partnered with Reach Out America, the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition, North Shore Action, the Nassau County Police Department, Northwell Health and the Great Neck North High School Key Club. Thanks to the continued participation and enthusiasm of the community around this event, the district has been able to collect over 1,350 pounds of pharmaceutical waste over the past five years.

For more information and updates on the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District, please visit the website at 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 improvement district managed by a commissioner in the town of North Hempstead. The GNWPCD has provided sewage services for the Great Neck area since 1914 and currently serves over 25,000 residents and businesses in the villages of Great Neck, Saddle Rock, Kensington and the parts of Thomaston and Great Neck Plaza to the east from Middle Neck Road; as well as all unincorporated areas north of the Long Island Railroad and part of Manhasset. The GNWPCD’s mission is to protect our bay, the environment and the health of our society.


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