Drop-Off Spots For Meds

Wondering where your prescription and over-the-counter medications may end up when tossed in the trash or flushed down the toilet? The answer is an important one: our drinking water, bays, and harbors.

In an effort to stop improper disposal of medications, the Group for the East End has set up the East End Medication Disposal Program, which encourages residents to throw out unused medications in drop boxes at police headquarters in Wainscott, at 131 Wainscott Northwest Road, in East Hampton Village, at 1 Cedar Street, and in Sag Harbor, at 70 Division Street. Pills, powders, liquids, and EpiPens are accepted, but syringes, medical waste, and mercury thermometers are not.