In order to address the environmental and public health concerns associated with the abuse of prescription medication and the improper disposal of medications, the Southampton Town Police Department is implementing a new program, Operation Medicine Cabinet.
The purpose of this program is to collect pharmaceutical waste that consists of controlled substances, prescription medications, unwanted medication, and over-the-counter medications that are no longer needed or have passed their expiration date.
Needles and/or liquid medications will not be accepted
Pharmaceutical waste from pharmacies, veterinarians, or any other pharmaceutical business will not be accepted
Only items from private households will be accepted
Join the Town of Southampton and Councilwoman Bridget Fleming at the launch of “Operation Medicine Cabinet-Senior Safety Days”, at the Hampton Bays Senior Center on Thursday June 11th from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. “Operation Medicine Cabinet” is for Seniors and their caregivers that participate in the Town’s Senior Services program and will rotate on the first Thursday of each month at the Towns three centers. The program is a safe way for seniors to dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals and those that would like to participate should seal unwanted medicines in clear plastic bags and dispose of containers prior to arrival.
Councilwoman Fleming’s office at 631-287-5745 for further information on the program.
Property and Evidence Officer Theresa Tedesco 702-2254
Senior Services Director Pamela Giacoia at 728-1235