Drug Take Backs
Massapequa Takes Action Coalition’s Drug Take Back Events provide the community with a safe, convenient and responsible way to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. The events are part of a larger, ongoing nationwide effort to collect unneeded prescription drugs from our homes, including controlled substances, for safe and legal disposal.
The events are scheduled twice a year (October and April) in coordination with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Take Back Events are part of MTAC’s Secure Monitor Dispose prevention campaign and provides a safe and supervised central location for community members to dispose of unused or expired medication as well as syringes and sharps.
MTAC collaborates with NYS Senator John Brooks, the Nassau County Police Department, Massapequa Public Schools, Community Action for Social Justice, Massapequa PTSA, Massapequa Chamber of Commerce and MTAC’s General Coalition Members.
Due to recent Covid-19 restrictions, MTAC has been unable to accept syringes and sharps for disposal at drug take back events. Click here for a list of Nassau County alternative sites where syringes and sharps can be dropped off for disposal.
Unable to attend? Residents can drop off unused or expired meds (no liquids or ointments) any time/day at Nassau County Police Department 7th Precinct, 3636 Merrick Road, Seaford, NY 11783 or ANY Nassau County Police Precinct. Click here for a list of all Nassau County Police Precincts.