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Assemblyman Ed Ra Hosts Community Shred and Shed Event

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Residents dropped off expired or unwanted medication, e-cycled old electronics and shredded documents on Sunday, April 22.

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Assemblyman Ed Ra collected unwanted and expired medication during his Shred and Shed event on Sunday, April 22.

Photo by: Office of Assemblyman Ed Ra

Long Island, NY - May 4, 2018 - Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) is pleased to announce the success of his Shed and Shred event in which Nassau County residents dropped off expired or unwanted medication, e-cycled old electronics and shredded documents on Sunday, April 22. The event was hosted in conjunction with Sen. Kemp Hannon, the Town of Hempstead Special Sanitation District #6 and Carey Dad’s Club. Eleven bags of medication and six sharps containers were collected along with numerous documents shredded.
 
“Disposing of unwanted or expired medication improperly can lead to a number of issues,” said Ra. “If you flush it down the toilet or pour it down a drain it can pollute the water we use for drinking, bathing and cooking. If you simply toss medication out in the garbage, other people can get their hands on it and misuse it. It is important to hold events like this to help the community understand these issues and provide a safe alternative. I am thrilled to have added document shredding this year and e-cycling, as many people may not have access to a shredder or know what to do with the piles of electronics collecting dust in their closets. I hope to continue this program for many years to come to offer these services to our community.”
 
Assemblyman Ra represents the 19th Assembly District.