November 4, 2013
Southampton Hospital sponsored the installation of a
pharmaceutical collection receptacle in the lobby of the Southampton Village
Police Department to provide a secure and appropriate disposal location for
local residents’ unused and expired medications. Medications should never be
flushed down the toilet because they can make their way into our local waters.
If left in the medicine cabinet, medications can pose an accidental ingestion
risk to children and pets. Medication that is unused or expired should always
be disposed of properly. For information and hours of operation for the
collection receptacle at the Southampton Village Police Department, call (631)
(l. to r.) Southampton Village Chief of Police
Thomas Cummings, Southampton Village Mayor Mark Epley, Southampton Hospital
President & CEO Bob Chaloner, and program coordinator Tom McAbee with the
new pharmaceutical collection receptacle.