Farmingville, NY – On May 6, Councilwoman Jane Bonner held her fifth bi-annual “Go Green” event at the Rose Caracappa Senior Center in Mount Sinai, which included an E-Waste Drive, Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back, and Paper Shredding. The successful event allowed residents to safely dispose of unwanted prescriptions and medications and recycle old electronic products and paper. The Pharmaceutical Take Back was co-sponsored by Councilwoman Bonner and Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco. Pictured at left are Sheriff’s Deputy Samantha Ketcham, Councilwoman Bonner and Sheriff’s Deputy Peter Kirwin. Right photo is Councilwoman Bonner with Quality Shredding President Tobi Innerfield and residents dropping off paper to be shredded.
This year the Town of Brookhaven’s E-Waste drives successfully collected 14,916 pounds of electronic waste and shredded 13,580 pounds of paper products, and 26 boxes of unwanted prescriptions and medications were collected through the Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back Program.
Councilwoman Bonner said, “The proper disposal of electronics and paper shredding are good for the environment and taking back old medications helps prevent misuse and abuse. I thank all the residents who stopped by to do their part in making Brookhaven a safer and greener place to live.”
For more information on how to safely dispose of unused medications, please contact Councilwoman Jane Bonner’s office at 631-451-6964 or the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office at 631-852-3436.
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