Safely Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste, Unwanted Medicines Saturday on ‘STOP’ Day

Riverhead Town’s Stop Throwing Pollutant Day will be held in conjunction with a Medication Take Back Event on Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riverhead Road Service Yard located at 1177 Osborn Avenue in Riverhead.

Residents of Riverhead can safely dispose of electronics, household chemicals, automotive products and more. For a full list of items that can be eliminated during the event, Click here. For more information on STOP Day, call (631) 727-3200 ext. 391.

The drug take-back event is organized by the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth. The Riverhead Police Department will be on hand to safely dispose of your medications. All medications are accepted as long as they are properly sealed.

Peconic Bay Medical Center/Northwell Health will also be on hand at the 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. event to provide training and free naloxone (Narcan) kits to community members who are interested. Naloxone (Narcan) is an antidote to an opioid overdose. It is a life-saving drug that can be administered by anyone. The training lasts 2-3 minutes and you will receive a free Naloxone (Narcan) kit.

The Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth will also provide free Deterra Drug Deactivation Kits to community members. Deterra kits allow community members to safely dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired medications at home.

For more information on the medication take-back event, call (631) 727-3722 ext. 106.

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