Shed-the-Meds AND Shred-the-Paper NASSAU AARP LI Event, 11/4/23

Saturday, Nov 4, 2023
From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT

Clinton G. Martin Park
1601 Marcus Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY 11042

Contact: AARP Events

This event is full.

November is Family Caregiving Month and Military Family Month.  As a family caregiver, you may be responsible for managing and administering lots of medication. If you have medications in your home that are no longer needed or expired, AARP Long Island encourages you to dispose of them safely this November.

AARP Long Island is hosting important events to safely discard unwanted pharmaceuticals during the “Shed-and-Shred” event. Shed The Meds and Shred The Paper.  Drive Up – Drop Off – Drive Away!

During this drive-through drop-off event, everyone will have the opportunity to securely dispose of unwanted and/or expired medication, and other pharmaceutical waste.

We are also helping you fight back against fraud and help protect yourself from identity theft by sensitive personal documents. 

Regarding meds disposal:

Accepted items: YES prescriptions, prescription medications, sample medications and pet medications

Drop off instructions:  Keep all medications in original containers, block out name for anonymity, do not cross out medication information

We cannot accept: NO Needles, sharps, syringes, aerosol cans, liquid medications, thermometers, hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, liquids, creams, lotions, biohazardous waste and medications from businesses.


Regarding paper shredding:

You may bring up to three bags/boxes of paper to shred per vehicle.

Metal, plastic, and other materials will not be accepted.

Shredding truck will stay on-site for the time scheduled or until it reaches capacity.

WHEN – Saturday, November 4, 2023 (rain or shine)

TIME – 10am-1pm

WHERE – Clinton G Martin Park 1601 Marcus Avenue New Hyde Park, NY 11040

WHO CAN ATEND – ALL AARP Members and Guests, advanced registration is required


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