The Hicksville Water District (HWD) will be holding its first-ever pharmacy recovery day on Saturday, October 23 in the parking lot of the Hicksville Athletic Center at 167 S Broadway, Hicksville, 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This contactless driving event will provide residents the opportunity to safely and anonymously dispose of unused medication and pharmaceutical equipment. These materials will then be brought to the Covanta Waste Management Facility in East Northport by the Nassau County Police Department for disposal.

“The Hicksville Water District is proud to host this month its very first Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day in our community,” said Karl Schweitzer, President of HWD. “Not only does this help residents discreetly dispose of potentially harmful materials, it also helps protect our water supply by preventing them from entering our single-source aquifer. Protecting our precious water supply is one of the district’s top priorities and we are delighted to provide the community with a safe and easy way to help us in this mission.

Almost all of Long Island’s water comes from a single-source aquifer located hundreds of feet underground. When residents dispose of their unused medication or pharmaceutical equipment by dumping them in the toilet or sink, they can end up contaminating the water supply.


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